ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Discussion-5. " This is again an instance where philosophers enter into unproductive arguments" ......
One very satisfying explanation was from Sri Swami Tapovanj Maharaj. :
It beautifully reconciles this confusing contradiction.
Swamiji suggested to his students .to recognize 'Sambhuti' and 'Sambhava' as meaning the "birth of a new spiritual life," and 'Asambhuti and 'Vinasam' as referring to the "the cessation and destruction" ----- cessation of the creation of new 'Vasanas' and the total destruction of the entire existing 'Vasanas'.
In this sense 'Asambhuti', 'Asambhava', and 'Vinasam' are all pointing to the same spiritual
They mean the annihilation of all material wants and the consequent absence of rebirth into this mortal plane in order to exhaust the existing 'Vasanas'.
This explanation of Sri Gurudev Tapovanji--- 'Sambhuti,' the choosing and therefore, the becoming of a Life-Divine; and 'Asambhuti,' the cessation of all undivine activities pursued when living as a helpless slave to a thousand mad passions --- beautifully reconciles the seeming contradiction in this Mantram.
We need not haul in the support of grammar and take shelter behind 'Chandasam' nor, need we import new meaning to these terms, which have been already defined in a different way in the previous mantram-s.
Next : Discussion-6. "Abhi-Sambhuti and Abhi-Sambhava"....
To be continued ....