ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : Mantram : 11.






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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   ...





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