ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : Mantram : 8.
ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Mantram : 8.
Sa paryagac - chukram - akayam - avranam
asna - viragm suddam - apapa - viddham,
kavir - manisi paribhuh svayam - bhuh yatha - tathyatah
arthan - vyadadhac - chasva - tibhyah samabhyah.
sah = he;
paryagat = all-pervading;
sukram = bright;
akayam = bodiless;
avranam = scatheless, without wound;
asnaviragm = without muscles;
suddham = pure;
apapa - viddham = unpierced by evils;
kavih = wise;
manisi = omniscient;
paribhuh = transcendent;
svayambhuh = self-existing;
yatha - tathyatah = respectively;
arthan = functions, duties;
vyadadhat = allotted;
sasvatibhyah = eternal;
samabhyah = for years to come ( figuratively the Creators i.e, 'Prajapatis'.)
(8) " He, the Atma, is all-pervading, bright, bodiless, scatheless, without muscles, pure, unpierced by evils, wise, omniscient, transcendent, and self-existing. He alone allotted their respective functions ( duties ) to the various eternal years ( Creators ).
Discussion-1. Here is a Mantram typical of the Upanishadic literature which attempts at a complete and exhaustive definition so as to give to the readers, if not a word-painting of the Eternal, at least a sufficient amount of data to give a sincere student an intuitive understanding of all-comprehensive factor called the Life or Atma or Jivatma.
The great commentator, Swami Sri Adi Sankaracharya, has himself more than once used this mantram and the expressions therein in Swamiji's commentaries to indicate the "Self in us."
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To be continued ....