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Santi Mantram :


Discussion-7. "realm  of  perfection" ....


When Upanishad-Seers, by complete  elimination  of  their  ego,  achieved  through  the  divine  method  of  submission,  reached  the  palace  of  Truth,   they  entered  therein  to  rediscover  themselves  to  be  the  owers  of  it.

That  "realm   of  perfection"  is  indeed  the  world  which  having  reached,  no  one  returned.

However,  there  are  some  among  them,  rare  birds  who  had  flown  back  in  their  divinely  selfless  service,  to  lead,  guide  and  encourage  other  manifestations  of  themselves,  unto  the  same  Truth.

They  try  to  express  the  topography  of  the  realms  beyond  and  the  main  paths  by  which  one  may  reach  it.



 
And  such  moments  of  godly  inspiration  and   intoxicating  bliss,  the  Rishi-s  forgot  to  subscribe
their  names  to  their  own  masterpieces,  the  Upanishad=s.

Thus,  we  have  an  incomparable  literature  on  philosophy  in  the  volumes  of  the  Upanishd-s,  the  authors  of  which  are  unknown  to  us.

We  only  know  that  there  was  behind  these  sparkling  words  of  wisdom  a  personality  who  revelled  in  the  subjective  experience  of  the  very  theme  which  he  described  in  such  a  wealth  of  details.

Next : Discussion-8. "God defined  is  God  defiled" ....

To be continued   ...





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"Sarvam  hyetad  Brahma,  ayam-atma Brahma,
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sarvam - all;

hi - indded;

etat -this;

brahma - this (is)  BRAHMAM;

ayam atma brahma - this Self ( ATMA IN US ) is BRAHMAM;

sah - That ( BRAHMAM );

ayam atma - ( which is ) this Self ( ATMA IN US );

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"AGAMA PRAKARANA"
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Mantram-2

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Jagarita-sthano  bahih  prajnah  saptanga

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ekona  vimsati  mukhah  :  has nineteen mouths;

sthula-bhuk  :  experiencer of  gross objects;

vaisvanarah   :  (is)  vaisvanara;

prathamah  :  first;

padah  ;  quarter.

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