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VAJASANEYI    SAMHITA    UPANISHAD


Mantram : 5.


Discussion - 3.  " It  is  distant  and  It  is  near"   ......


This  alone  can  be  the  definition  of  the  All-Pervading.

Bharatham  is  not  only  here,  not  in  Delhi,  Kolkata, Mumbai,  alone,  it  is  there  in  Kanyakumari  and  North east  also.

The  Nation  called   Bharatham  (  India )  is  all-pervading,  as  far  as  the   frontiers  of  this  country  define  it.

Similarly,  the  Pure  Consciousness,  the  Supreme  Reality,  being  All-pervading.

It  is  at  once  near  and  the  most  distant.



For  those  who  have  the  qualifications  of  both  the  head  and  the  heart  necessary  for  the  correct  discrimination  between 'matter'  and  'spirit'  and,  for  those  who  have  the  necessary  spiritual  thirst  and  divine  energy  to  pursue  the  path  of  seeking  through  tireless  meditation,  to  them  the  "Self  ( jivatma )  is  the  nearest,"  occupying  the  centre  of  their  own  individualised  personality.

Nothing  is,  in  fact,  so  near  to  us  as  our  own  Atma ( Self ).

But,  to  others  the  Reality  is  indeed  very  far  from  their  realisation!!




The  Self  is  not  only  to  be  realised  in  the  centre  of  our  own  individual  life,  but  it  is  to  be  experienced  as  the  same  everywhere.

Pure  Consciousness  is  homogeneous  and  all-pervading  and,  as  such,  the  Self  cognized  here  is  the  same  as  the  Self  experienced  as  revelling  there.

Next : Discussion - 4. "It is  within  all  this   and  it  is  without  all  this"  .........
 

To be continued   .....



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