Isavasyopanishad: The Isa Upanishad

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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’ [1] 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

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