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Mantram-16.



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  ....  







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Jagarita-sthano  bahih  prajnah  saptanga

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prathamah  :  first;

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