Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Life of celebration,Isavasya upanishad on universal existence


This Upanishad starts with the phrase: ‘Ishavaasyam idam sarvam’. Hence it is also known as *Ishavaasya Upanishad*. It is called the ‘*Ishopanishad*’. This forms the fortieth chapter in the vajaneya samhita of *Sukla-Yajur Veda*. Because of this reason, it is also called as the ‘*Sukla Yajur vediya samhita Upanishad*’ and as the ‘*vajasaneyi samhita Upanishad*’.

îsHâ vâsyamidaM sarvaM yat kiñca jagatyâM jagat,
tena tyaktena bhuñjîthâ mâ gRidhaH kasya sviddhanam. 1.

ॐ ईशा वास्यमिदँ सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत् ।
तेन त्यक्तेन भुञ्जीथा मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम् ।। १ ।।

That is to say, the Universe is the Immanence of the Self, His Form, His Body. It is wrong to take the Universe and Self as different. It is a delusion, a product of the imagination of man. Just as your image under the water is not different from you, the Universe (which is his Image produced on your Ignorance) is the same as Himself.

The Isavasya makes this great Truth clear to all. The wise who has tasted that vision will not be agitated by the blows of fortune or the enticements of the senses. He sees all beings as himself, having his own innate identity; he is free from bondage, from Dharma and Adharma, and the needs and urges of the body. He is "Swayamprakaasa". So, the Jiva-rupa is not his genuine form, no, not even the gross and the subtle bodies called the Sthula/gross body and the Sukshma /subtle body sariras.

मम दर्शन फल परम् अनूपा । जीव पाय निज सहज स्वरूपा ।। (रामचरित मा.)

Self awareness is divinity. Individual can really know it as it is his real nature. He will drop all individuality, the moment one knows his true self.

श्री गुरु पद नख मणि गण जोती।
सुमरत दिव्यदृष्टि हिय होती।।
उघरहिं विमल विलोचल हिय के।
मिटहिं दोष दुख भव रजनी के।।
सूझहिं राम चरित मणि माणिक।
गुप्त प्रगट जहां जो जेहि खानिक।।


 

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