ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : Mantram : 10.






ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :

or


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  ....



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