ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
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 .....