ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : Mantram : 18.
ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Mantram-18. ( Last Mantram )
Last Discussion-3. "We offer Thee our best salutations" ..... "Agne idam na mama"..
"We offer Thee our best salutations" : - Surrender of all the b false conceptions in us is the way to cleanse our heart and prepare it for intimations from the Higheat.
In the ritualistic portion of the Vedas, we find the Mantram for offering the oblations
( homa-draviyam / pouring havis in the homa-guntam) as "Agne idam na mama" : -
'O Fire ! I give myself to thee .... No more am I the mind.'
Thus " Namah" is a voluntary self offering, total and complete, at the alter of the Highest.
"Namaskaram" consists not merely in an elaborate demonstration of a physical prostration nor in a casual oral expression."
" It is an active dynamic spiritual giving up and a becoming into the new awareness.
Discussion on Mantram-18. ENDS.
Isavasya Upanishad ends here with following Santi-Mantram ( Peace-Invocation) :- between Guru and Sishya ...
"Om purna-madah-midam purnat purnam-udacyate,
Purnasya purna-madaya purna-meva-vasisyate."
Om Santi ! Om Santi !! Om Santi !!!
The meaning of this Mantram is already explained in the beginning of the Upanishad.
NEXT : Comming with another Upanishad .......
To be continued ...