ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram - 6.






ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :

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VAJASANEYI    SAMHITA    UPANISHAD


Mantram : 6.


 Discussion-4. "Samatva" ...Repulsion  and  attraction  .....




The  same  state  of  mind  has  been  described  in  the  'Gita' also  by  the  term  "Samatvam."

'Sri Arobindo'  in  his  commentary  on  "Isavasyopanishad,"   in  a  footnote,  explains  this  idea  very  vividly.

He  says  :  "Jugupsa" is  the  feeling  of  repulsion  caused  by  a  sense  of  want  of  harmony,  between  one's  own  limited  self-formation,  and  the  contacts  of  the  external,  with  consequent  recoil  of  grief,  fear,  hatred,  discomfort  and    suffering.

It  is  the  opposite  of  attraction  which  is  the  source  of  desire  and  attachment.

Repulsion  and  attraction  removed,  we  have  "SAMATVAM."





The  human  individual  is  proving  himself  inefficient  and  inefficient  in  this  world  of  contentions  mainly  because  of  his  own  agitations.

"A  tranquil  mind  is  as  potent  as  God;"  the  more  we  gain  this  inward  'tranquillity  ( Samatvam ),'   the  more  joyous  and  effective  our  lives  become.

But,  the  enemy  to  this  tranquillity  is  our  own  "Jugupsa  ( hatred ),"  and  therefore,  one  can  easily  understand  how  much  one  can  rehabilitate  one's  own  Godly  potentiality,  if  one  were  to  pursue  the  technique  of  spiritualism  and  eradicate  from  one's  mental  constitution  this  canker  of  'Jugupsa'.

Next : Final Discussion-5. 'Summation'......

To  be  continued  ....  

           

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