ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Discussion- 8. "Vedic-Period".....
In the 'Vedic period,' there were none of those 'Puranic gods' to be worshipped, since they were of a later addition to the wealth of the 'Bharatheeya ( Hindu ) spiritual literature.
Therefore, we find that, in this Upanishad, the prayer is to the 'Lord Sun' who was to the shrewd intellect of the Bharatheeya people, the clearest symbol of the mighty Creator, Sustainer, and Destroyer of the Universe.
In the modern times, with all our scientific knowledge, it must be certainly easy to appreciate this great belief of the 'Vedic Period.'
The Universe minus Sun-God would be a chaos and not a cosmos; life in the planets would have been impossible but for the blessings of this mighty Lord of Energy and Power -- the 'SUN'.
Again, before we start this section, I must warn you that to understand this prayer as a mere outburst of emotion would be to under-estimate the sacred wisdom of the Rishi-s.
It has got a very deep significance of pregnant suggestions to a Veadathic seeker.
We shall try to discover it, as we open up each of these Mantra-s to inspect its precious contents.
Personally, I would suggest that the true seekers should memorise these three Mantra-s along with their meanings and repeat them, which would be an ideal prayer for a selfless seeker.
Next : Mantram-15.
To be continued ....