ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : Mantram : 8.







ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :

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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."


Next : Discussion-2. "the  significance  of  Samskrtam  language ...."the term  paryagat"....
"Akayam"...

To be continued  ....

 

 


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