ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : Mantram : 16.
ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Discussion-1. "Glory os Sun" ...
The very epithets of glory used here by the Rishi-s in addressing the Lord SUN, are significant in as much is the 'dying ego' addressing.
The philosophic import of the prayer is brought into greater relief by the unsaid suggestiveness that is implied in the various qualifications which are added to the Lord SUN.
They apply equally to the 'Atma,' Nourisher, Sole Seer, ( Omniscient ) the "Controller of All," etc., are all amply self-evident in that equally apply to the prayerful ego -- the completely integrated 'inner' personality of the individual at meditation, when the mind and intellect are transcended --- meets Truth in silence to become itself the Truth in its subjective experience.
Also, it is to be noted that Lord SUN was the Guru of Seer ''Yajnavalkya',' the compiler of the "Sukla Yajurveda" Samhita, and "Isavasyaopanishad belongs to it.
The Samhita itself was taught to him by Lord Sun.
The Sun is the greater nourisher, disinfect-or, the 'great filler' who fills life with flavour.
By thy grace may I reach nearer the "Isa" ( Lord / God ) who dwells everywhere, including Thee, seems to be, here the cry of the heart at meditation.
Next : Discussion-2. "He am I, the Purusha within Thee" ...
To be continued ....