MANDUKYA UPANISHAD : Chapter-1. "AGAMA PRAKARANA" ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Mantram-1, Discussion-2.
( The Scriptural Treatise )
"Harih Aum, Aum,-ityetad-aksharam-idam sarvam
tasyopa-vyakhyanam bhutam bhavad-bhavisyad iti
sarvam-onkara eva, yac-canyat-trikalatitam
Harih Aum = symbol of para Brahmam;
Aum iti = Omkara ( iti ) thus;
etat aksharam = this syllable;
idam sarvam = ( is ) all this;
tasya = of that ( Omkara );
upa-vyakhyanam = a clear exposition;
bhutam = the past;
bhavat = the present;
bhavishyat = ( and ) the future;
iti = thus ( belonging to );
sarvam = all this;
Omkara eva = ( is ) Omkara only;
yat = that which is;
ca = and;
anyat = anything else;
trikala atitam = beyond ( the three periods of ) time;
tat = that;
api = also;
Omkarah = ( is ) Omkara;
eva = only.
"Harih Aum, Aum, the word, is all this. A clear explanation of it is ( the following )" : -
"All that is past, present, and future, verily is Aum. That which is beyond the three periods of time is also, indeed, Aum."
But as I said earlier, we must always remember that every Sruti is an eternally living conversation between a Master and a disciple.
In and through the words of the Upanishad-s, we must learn to look and recognise the scene of Himalayan valley bathed in the roaring music of mother Ganga, where, in front of a thatched meagre hut, sits a man of peaceful serenity, clothed in the glory of a joyous brilliance scented with peace!
This Master, thrilled with his own Inspirations, is pouring his heart's vital experiences, to the thirsty aspirant in front of him, young, devoted and divinely concentrated!
Next : Discussion-3.
To be continued .....