ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : Mantram : 7.
ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Mantram : 7.
Discussion - 3. "relief from grief" ....'mokasham' ...
To get away from the grief is the goal of life that is sought by every living creature, whether man or animal.
Moksham or liberation is the transcendence of the individual beyond the frontiers of sorrow.
Here, the Mantram indicates that beyond the shores of sighs and sobs, lies the land of realisation where the knower experiences in his own Self, the entire universe to be one, which is nothing but his own "Real Nature".
The 'pot-space' can discard all its sense of limitations, imperfections and sorrows only when it rediscovers itself to be nothing but the "universal space".
Each individual wave will have its own sorrows of birth, growth, decay, and death only when it considers itself separate from others; but, on its realisation that it is nothing but the 'ocean in its essential nature', all its sorrows end, and no more shall it have its own delusory idea that it is separate from others.
Thus, a Saint of Realisation, experiencing his own Self shining out through every name and form, expressing Its own dynamism through every circumstance, happy or sorrowful, is eternally in unison with harmony and rhythm amidst the discordant noise of life.
To him are the greatest potencies, the great joys, and the amplest success in life.
Even the heaviest sorrow cannot shake him even a wee-bit.***
"Yasmin sthito na duhkhena gurunapi vicilyate" - Gita : Chapter-4. Slokam-22. meaning :
Wherein established, he is not shaken by the heaviest sorrow.
Next : Mantram-8.
To be continued ....