ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
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 ....