ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : Mantram : 8.








ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :

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VAJASANEYI    SAMHITA    UPANISHAD


Mantram : 8.


Discussion-5.  "The  Self  is  the  Seer"  .....



It  is  a  declaration  that  the  Lfe-spark  in  us  is  the  real  vitality  behind  the  eyes  that  see,  the  ears  that  hear,  the  nose  that  smells,  the  tongue  that  tastes,  and  the  skin  that  feels.

In  fact,  if  the  Life-principle  is  removed  from  the  sense-organs,  they,  in  themselves  are  impotent  to  register  any  impressions  of  their  objects.

 
To  experience  the  world-of-objects,  we  need,  not  only  the  sense-organs,  but  it  is  equally  necessary  that  the  sense-organs  must  function,  presided  over  by  the  grace  of  the  Self.

Thus  the  Self  or  the  Atma  or  Jivatma  is  the  "Seer"  ( Kavi )  in  all  the  sense-organs,  the  mind  and  the  intellect.

None  of  the  activities  of  perception,  feeling  or  thinking  can  be  experienced  by  us  if  we  are  not  'charged'  by  the  Life-principle  in  us.

Next : Discussion-6. "Omniscient" .....'manisi'  .....

To be continued   ....

     

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