The Isavasyopanishad or the Isa Upanishad is one of the shortest Upanishads,
containing 18 brief verses in it. It is the part of Shukla Yajurveda. Among the ancient
Upanishads, Isa is considered as the true Vedic Upanishad on which prominent
spiritual tradition wrote commentary. It is a poetic Upanishad and its title roughly
translates as ‘ruler of self’ 
Its eighteen brief verses emphasize the underlying Oneness of the universe as it
declares ‘The Lord is everything”. The main objective of Isa Upanishad was to link
together two different philosophical view point of early Hindu thinkers. One was
based on one the importance of rituals or ‘karma’ and achieving heavenly satisfaction
through ‘karma’, and the other emphasized on attaining…show more content… Whatever you
see in this world, whatever moves in this world, everything is filled by the God, so
simply enjoy the beauty of it. Each individual must enjoy their life and must not lust
after others possession. The destroyers of the self are those who are ignorant of the
self, completely cut-off from the knowledge of truth. A desire that is born from the
desertion of truth gives very unpleasant experience to the individual.
In its second verse it subscribes to the fact that the ultimate purpose of one's life
should be to search for the Truth and to seek it within themselves by doing Karma for
that one must live for hundred years: in true sense living for hundred years means to
separate our consciousness from its human entanglement, performing selfless actions.
In its third verse and ninth verses it describes that people who worship darkness, i.e.
the untruth and worshipping the results of karma are in fact the states of darkness, are
slayers of the self. It is obvious that worshiping ignorance is useless and those who
delight in knowledge enter into still greater darkness.
Both work and wisdom are important. Work leads to restless activity; wisdom