ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : Mantram : 12.





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Mantram-12.



Andham  tamah  pravisanti  yesambhuti-mupasate,



tato  bhuya  iva  te  tamo  ya  u  sambhu-tyagm  ratah.



andham  =  blindening;

tamah  =  darkness;

pravisanti  =  enter  into,  fall;

ye  =  who;

asambhutim  =  unmanifest  ( Prakrti - Nature,  the  primal  material  cause);

upasate  =  worship;

tatah  =  than  that;

bhuyah  =  greater;

iva  =  as  though;

te  =  they;

tamah  =  darkness;

ye  =  who;

u  =  verily;

sambhutyagm  =  in  the  manifested  (  BRAHMAM  i e  HIRANYAGARBHA);

ratah  =  devoted.



(12) "They  fall  into  blindening  darkness  who  worship  the  unmanifested  ( Prakrti );  but  those
who  devote  themselves  to  the  Manifested  ( BRAHMAM )  enter  into  greater  darkness."


Discussion -1.  Mantram-s  12, 13, and 14  are  again  another  triple  mantram  in  which  the  same  idea  described  earlier ( in  mantram 9, 10, 11. )  has  been  brought  out  for  purposes  of  better  classification.


The  kind  teacher  understands,  perhaps,  the  idea  expressed  in  the  last  three  mantram-s  is  too  subtle  to  be  understood  by  the  student  at  the  very  first  hearing;  and  it  is  so  very  important  at  the  very  first  hearing;  and  it  is  so  important  that  every  Vedantham  seeker  understand
correctly  what  is  the  exact  relationship  between  "Vidya  and  Avidya".    


Next : Discussion-2. "Vidya  and  Avidya"......

To be continued  ...



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