ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : Mantram : 11.
ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Discussion-2. "Swami Adi Sri Sankarachrya's debate with Sri Bhaskara on this" .....
Here Swami Sri Adi Sankaracharya avargal, has to debate with Sri Bhaskara since he is one believes ( samuccayavada) that vidys and avidya are of equal importance as practices for a seeker, and each works independently of the other with neither of them subordinate to the other.
This is not necessary : We need not consider both 'vidya' and'avidya' as independent of each other, with neither of them subordinate to the other.
It is sufficient if we consider them as an integral whole with a mutual relationship as "anga and angi."
They must be considered as serially connected : Selfless dedicated work (avidya) prepares one for contemplation, and when through contemplation 'Vidya' ( Jnanam ) is fulfilled in direct apprehension of the 'Self ,' thereafter the 'Perfect One' undertakes 'Karmam' as a sacred satisfying fulfilment of his realisation and spiritual experience.
When such great souls ---- "Buddha, Christ, Vivekananda, and others" ---- work, the joy of life, the beauty of existence, the very values of life in the socety are revitalised and reoriented.
Thus cultural revival takes place......
NEXT : Discussion- 3. "Present day " .......
To be continued ....