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Truth Within, Shines Without

From The Upanishads

Isha Upanishad, Mantra II [ Refer here for Mantra I ]

O Man, live long
For a hundred years
Performing actions in truth
Electable and prescribed.

For, there is no other way
To avoid the ignorance
Primordially associated
With ourself and our works.

The Upanishad starts with the word, Isha ( God ) to convey the essential unity of God and the world, the being and becoming; that, life in this world is not incompatible with the life Divine if it is lived in Truth, with the renunciation it enjoins.

The mantra suggests a focus on action, not abstention, and on freedom from desire or anticipation for particular results out of the works we perform.

Form And Consciousness

The Hindu way to God is the way to his own truth. They are the only people I know of who will see an idol or any other physical…

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Truth Within, Shines Without

 

Notes India - Ramayana
    Ramayana
   Valmiki’s epic lays down the whole story in brief in the first section of the first chapter, in the form of a
   conversation he has with the immortal celestial, Narad.
  The Sage-Poet Valmiki inquisitively enquires of the divine sage Narada, the sublime enunciator, about a man
   who is composed  of all merited endowments of form and calibre. That is, if there is one …
                       Conversion At Its Origin
                        Kipling was convinced, of course, as most fools are in their bubble world. But it does sum up the propaganda                           and conversion drive to “save the native souls.” About a hundred years on, when people appreciate a…

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Ramayana… In Brief

Ramayana

Valmiki’s epic lays down the whole story in brief in the first section of the first chapter, in the form of a conversation he has with the immortal celestial, Narad.
The Sage-Poet Valmiki inquisitively enquires of the divine sage Narada, the sublime enunciator, about a man who is composed of all merited endowments of form and calibre. That is, if there is one …

From The Upanishads…

From The Upanishads

Isha Upanishad, Mantra II [ Refer here for Mantra I ]

O Man, live long
For a hundred years
Performing actions in truth
Electable and prescribed.

For, there is no other way
To avoid the ignorance
Primordially associated
With ourself and our works.

The Upanishad starts with the word, Isha ( God ) to convey the essential unity of God and the world, the being and becoming; that, life in this world is not incompatible with the life Divine if it is lived in Truth, with the renunciation it enjoins.

The mantra suggests a focus on action, not abstention, and on freedom from desire or anticipation for particular results out of the works we perform.

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From The Upanishads

Truth Within, Shines Without

 

The first and the penultimate mantrs of the Ishopanishad, one of the oldest perhaps, at least 4000 years before present.

“”The value of the Upanishads, however, does not rest upon their antiquity, but upon how it connects us to things valuable in ourself : our origin, where we are not yet divorced from this whole that includes us. That is its all-important value for all times and people everywhere.”

Sounds and means so very contemporary even today … Here

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