ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : Mantram : 8.
ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Mantram : 8.
Discussion-8.Terms in the mantram ..."Sukram, ..A-kayam, .. ..A-vranam , ... A--snaviragm, ...Suddham, ... and A-papaviddham" ........
After indicating thus the Supreme Reality with terms negating that which It is not, and with terms positively directing our gaze to Its manifested glories, the Rishi still feels dissatisfied and restless, and so continues the mantram 'even though the mantram ended.'
The Rishi muni seems to draw the mantram into an ugly length because muni feels, as it were, a fatiguing dis-satisfaction that he has not said all that can be said, nor has Rishi led the student to the very portals of the Truth.
The terms employed in the first half of the mantram such as Sukram, A-kayam, A-vranam, A-snaviragm, Suddham and A-papaviddham --- can be considered as adverbs modifying 'paryagat.'
The same set of terms can also be considered as referring to 'Isa', in which case the mantram would paint the idea of the seeker wholly becoming one with the Pure, Bodiless,
Luminous, Incorporeal, Immaculate, Brahmam, the Eternal Reality.
Thus, Rishi muni cries that it is this Self or Pure Consciousness that is the power and strength behind the laws of all natural phenomena.
If the movement of the planets, the regularity of the seasons, the harmony in nature, the rhythm in reproduction are all strictly followed without exception all round the globe for millions of years now, it is because of unquestionable authority behind the Law giver and His LAW.
That Authority, might or power belongs to the " SUPREME REALITY, THE SELF."
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