Monday, 31 July 2017

Ishavasya Upanishad.

1 August 2016 ·
"If all the Upanishads and all the other Scriptures happened all of a sudden to be reduced to ashes, and if only the first verse in the Ishopanishad were left in the memory of the Hindus, Hinduism would live forever" -- Mahatma Gandhi
ॐ ईशा वास्यमिदँ सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत् ।
तेन त्यक्तेन भुञ्जीथा मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम् ।। १ ।।

This entire universe is pervaded by the God. Giving it all up, enjoy it, and do not seek wealth of others.
Vidyasankar Sundaresan "Do not seek the wealth of others" is a limited interpretation. The operative particle here, suffixed to kasya-, is -svit, not -cit. As such, "kasyasvid-dhanam?" is a rhetorical question, "whose indeed is wealth?" Paraphrasing Sankara's commentary, the intended meaning is, mA gRdhaH (do not covet, do not be greedy for it), kasya-svit = svasya vA parasya vA (your own or another's) dhanam. This aspect of detachment to one's own wealth goes over and above the instruction not to seek other people's wealth, but is ignored in most translations nowadays.

Roopa Hari…/CommentaryonIsovasyaUpanishadParama…

Suraj Kumar The Vedas are Apaurusheya... That means even if there is one last standing human without any knowledge of the scriptures they can potentially rediscover the Vedas.

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