VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Last Discussion- "Sri Madhavacharya's interpretaions" ......
Sri Madhavacharya interprets "aham" as "na heya" meaning : 'not to be despised or discarded,'
and "asmi" as 'the ever existing God in all creatures.'
Swamiji also sees in "Asavasau" meaning : 'this Purusha (Asau) within the Prana'
( In Asau = in prana ).
Prana is symbol for God.
The struggle is evidently to avoid the "Advaitic" implication so eloquent in the Rishi-declaration.
"The Upanishad clearly wants to declare the identity between 'asau --- the Universal, the
Transcendental Purusha, the Brahmam ---and Aham, the confused and confounded ego's essential nature as Atma".
Next : Mantram-17.
To be continued ......