Skip to main content

ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : Mantram : 11.






ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :

or


VAJASANEYI    SAMHITA    UPANISHAD



Mantram-11.



Discussion : 7. Summation ..


"And  obtains  immortality  by  Vidya"  :  Mortality  is,  we  have  already  seen,  the  fate  of  'matter' and  not  the  destiny  of  the  'Spirit'.

The  pot  may  break  and  destroy  the  pot-space;  but  the  'space' in  the  pot  is  neither  broken  nor  ever  made;  it  is  the  all-pervading  space,  ever-the-same.


Similarly,  birth  and  death,  decay  and  disease,  bondage  and  liberation,  sorrow  and  joy,  success  and  failure,  etc. , are  all  experiences  available  only  to  the  ego  -- centre,  and  by  themselves  are  but  delusion-created  appearances.


This  is  realised  when  the  Pure  Awareness  comes  to  flash  out,  as  it  were,  through  the  'matter'- envelopment.

The  ego  ends,  where  "GODHOOD-EXPERIENCE" ..STARTS.



The  "MORTAL",  minus  his  "EGO"  is  the  "IMMORTAL -  TRUTH".


As  such,  when  a  seeker,  after  surrendering  his  entire  "EGO-CONCEPT"  ---  in  other  words,  when  he,  through  meditation,  transcends  all  his  identifications  with  his  body,  mind  and  intellect  --  he  comes  to  rediscover  himself  to  be  the  "PURE ATMA",  and  to  him,  thereafter,
there  can  be :  "NO RE-BIRTH  NOR  THE  CHAIN  OF  KARMIC  EFFECTS  TO  BIND  HIM  DOWN  TO  THE  WHEELS  OF  SAMSARAM"


"NATURALLY,  HE  GAINS,  IN  THE  LANGUAGE  OF  OUR  EXPERIENCE  OF  MORTALITY,  THE  STATE  OF  IMMORTALITY".

BRILLIANT  MANTRAM  IT IS!

NEXT : Mantram-12.

To be continued   ...





Comments

Popular posts from this blog

MANDUKYA UPANISHAD : Chapter-1. "AGAMA PRAKARANA" ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Mantram-2, Discussion- 1.

MANDUKYA UPANISHAD

Chapter-1.

"AGAMA PRAKARANA"
( The Scriptural Treatise )

Mantram-2

"Sarvam  hyetad  Brahma,  ayam-atma Brahma,
so' yam-atma  catuspat."

sarvam - all;

hi - indded;

etat -this;

brahma - this (is)  BRAHMAM;

ayam atma brahma - this Self ( ATMA IN US ) is BRAHMAM;

sah - That ( BRAHMAM );

ayam atma - ( which is ) this Self ( ATMA IN US );

catuspat - ( is ) covered with four quarters ( PARTS ).

"All this is verily BRAHMAM. This is BRAHMAM. This JIVATMA ( ATMA WITHIN US ) has four quarters ( parts )."

Discussion-1.

In the last mantram the great Rishi summarizing his transcendental wisdom declared, "all this is, verily, "AUM".

Continuing the declaration, the Rishi is now giving a discourse to the student and he says, "all this is BRAHMAM."

Naturally, it is clear that the great Master is wanting the student to understand that AUM is BRAHMAM.

AUM is not only indicates the Spiritual Centre in the Individual, but also r…

MANDUKYA UPANISHAD : Chapter-1. "AGAMA PRAKARANA" ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Mantram-2, Discussion- 7.

08/02/2017

MANDUKYA UPANISHAD

Chapter-1.

"AGAMA PRAKARANA"
( The Scriptural Treatise )

Mantram-2

"Sarvam  hyetad  Brahma,  ayam-atma Brahma,
so' yam-atma  catuspat."

sarvam - all;

hi - indded;

etat -this;

brahma - this (is)  BRAHMAM;

ayam atma brahma - this Self ( ATMA IN US ) is BRAHMAM;

sah - That ( BRAHMAM );

ayam atma - ( which is ) this Self ( ATMA IN US );

catuspat - ( is ) covered with four quarters ( PARTS ).

"All this is verily BRAHMAM. This is BRAHMAM. This JIVATMA ( ATMA WITHIN US ) has four quarters ( parts )."

Discussion-7.

The Absolute 'this' is then the Spiritual Center in ourselves; and since Spiritual Factor is Eternal and All-pervading, the Center in ourselves is the Center everywhere.

The individual-Self is the Universal-Self.

And hence the Sruti says, "This Atma is BRAHMAM."

This oft-quoted declaration is considered to be major text ( Mahavakyam ) by the Vedantik-seekers.

A Mahavakyam is a scriptuaral declaration…

MANDUKYA UPANISHAD : Chapter-1. "AGAMA PRAKARANA" ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Mantram-3, Discussion- 1.

13/04/2017

MANDUKYA UPANISHAD

Chapter-1.

"AGAMA PRAKARANA"
( The Scriptural Treatise )

Mantram-3

*****************************
Jagarita-sthano  bahih  prajnah  saptanga

ekona-vimsati-mukhah  sthula-bhuk

vaisvanarah  prathamah  padah.

*****************************


Jagarita-sthano  :  one whose field is waking state;

bahih  prajnah   :  who is conscious of the external;

sapta  angah  :  has seven limbs;

ekona  vimsati  mukhah  :  has nineteen mouths;

sthula-bhuk  :  experiencer of  gross objects;

vaisvanarah   :  (is)  vaisvanara;

prathamah  :  first;

padah  ;  quarter.

********************************************

*
The first quarter (pada)  is Vaisvanara whose sphere of activity is the waking state, who is conscious of the external world of objects, who has seven limbs and ninteen mouths, and who enjoys the gross objects of the world.

*  
Discussion-1.

The unit of life is experience and experience consists of three main factors : -

1. the experiencer,

2. the experienced,

3.…