ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : Mantram : 9.






ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :

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VAJASANEYI    SAMHITA    UPANISHAD




Mantram : 9.



Discussion-2. "Avidya  and  Vidya " .....



The  terms  used  by  the  Rishi-s  in  defining  this  problem  of  outward  activity  versus  inward  contemplation  are  'Avidya'  and  'Vidya.'

These  two  terms  have  been  so  much  loosely  used  in  the  time  of  the  Rishi-s  themselves  that,  perhaps,  the  students  of  that  age  needed  a  correct  restatement  of  their  philosophical  implications.


'Vidya' and  'Avidya'  have  been  used  also  to  connote  'Upasana'  ( Vidya )  and  'Krmam'   (Avidya).

In  that  general  sense  of  the  term,  those  who  are  keeping b themselves  engaged  exclusively  in  a  field  of  ritualistic  certainly  find  themselves  reaching  thicker  delusions.

Ritualism  (  a  mere  karmam  / activity )   can  be  undertaken  only  when  the  individual  is  whipped  by  desire  for  the  fruits  thereof.


When  the  'yajnas'  and  'yagas,'  are  ritualistic  portion  of  the  Veda-s,  are  performed  with  an  ardent  desire  for  living  the  joys  of  greater  kingdoms  of  ampler  sensuousness,  naturally,
from  the  absolute  standpoint  of  the  Rishi-s,  that  individual  is  spiritually  falling  into
'blindening  darkness.'


Those  who  are  following  the  path  of  'Upasana'   ('Meditation')   or  introvert  life,  meditate deeply,  seeking  nothing  but  the  "All-Pervading  Reality,"   and  they  seem  to  fall  'as  though  into  a  still  greater  darkness'   because  such  hasty  and  unprepared  meditators  may  overdo  the  negation-aspect  of  the  technique  of  meditation  and  reach  a  destination  of  blind
  non- existence....   "MADNESS" !


In  this  connection,  the  term  " as  though  a  greater  darkness" is  very  significant;  it  is  not  "REALLY  DARKNESS".

Next : Discussion-3. "Swami Sri Sankara  Bhagavatpada" ( Sri Adi Sankaracharya swami )  and  "devata-Jnanam" .....


To be continued  ...          




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