MANDUKYA UPANISHAD : Chapter-1. "AGAMA PRAKARANA" ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Mantram-1, Discussion-3.
( 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."
An ordinary seeker reaches the Master's feet not in any hurry, dejected and disappointed mood because of his failures and tribulations.
A mature student of Spiritualism is not grown out of the mire of sad dissappointmentsand failures.
A potential seeker is not a run-away from life.
He is one who had lived life intensively and well, and had discovered that even the very best that life could give him was but a charter of Sorrow!
This again, should not be construed as a soul-killing pessimism.
This dis-satisfaction is not the expression of life's despair at failure, but it is the natural result when the individual comes to feel the greater life-possibilities.
But, at that moment, the seeker has no words to express either his feeling or the strange glory, shapeless yet glorious, that beckons him incessantly from all round, and yet from nowhere in particular!
It is a strange feeling at once irresistible and almost choking.
To be continued .....