Mantram-7. ( "Imperishable Brahmam" ---- cause of the Universe )
Discussion - 1.
The things and beings arise from Him ( Brahmam ) and merge back into Him, just as innumerable sparks fly upwards from the blazing fire and after burning themselves out merge back into the fire.
All creatures descend from the Imperishable --- from Him the sky, from the sky the rain, from the rain the food, and from the food the seed in male which he gives to female.
The Self-Luminous "BRAHMAM IS ALL", ever present in the hearts of all.
The Upanishad literature is very very brief and suggestive, ordinary person even with very high qualifications may not get the ideas embedded in the mantram, a teacher is essential.
The economy of the scriptural style is flouted here in this mantram.
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