ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Discussion-3. "Swami Sri Adi Sankaracharya' says : " ......
Thus, as Swami Sri Adi Sankaracharya says, "It is certainly the last prayer of theb dying individual but the individual meant here is the ego-centre."
We are not to understand that it is literally prayer of the dying old man on his death-bed.
It is the last prayer of the active seeker in his meditation-seat when he, in his divine effort, is shaking off his last venture of ego which is lingering to veil the Self in him.
The mind-and-intellect-conditioned Awareness ( ego), when it tries to understand and grapple with the Pure Awareness behind it, gets itself blinded by the glory and brilliance, and so it declares to the Pure intelligence to unveil itself for its cognition.
When the mind and intellect view out, they can recognise only the world of 'matter' constituted of the names and forms.
Pre-occupied with these, it becomes impossible for the ego-centre to recognise the Truth beneath it.
Thus, the world - of - 'matter' becomes a golden lid, brilliant and shining, which veils the Truth behind it.
At the doors of Truth, as it were, now the seeker is knocking and demanding the "Nourisher
( Pusan / Sun ) behind to open the door-of-matter and reveal itself in all its spiritual glory.
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