ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : Mantram : 10.
ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Mantram : 10.
Discussion - 2. "heard ( Sruti ) from the wise who explained that to us".......
Having stated this much, the Rishi muni immediately adds that this opinion is not a product of his own intellect, spun out by his own individual mind, but that this is what Muni has "heard ( Sruti ) from the wise who explained that to us."
This is a very significant statement in as much as "Hinduism ( / Bharatham / Bharatheeya )"
does not accept any purely intellectual idea as a philosophy just because some reverend saint or sage happened to declare it.
However great the individual may be, nobody has been given the authority or the prerogative
to declare a philosophical truth and thrust it down the understanding and appreciation of the laymen.
Even if anybody declares a truth, it is not immediately accepted, as is the fashion in the b west, but we accept it only when it stood the test of time and the repeated subjective experience of generations of Rishi-s.
Next : Discussion - 3. "Knowledge itself is a painful limitation upon the Absolute" ...
To be continued ....