ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
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 ...