Ishavasyopanishad continues

Ishavasyopanishad continues

Ishavasyopanishad continuesPurnamadah

Shloka 9

Those who adopt action with an eye on its outcome, walk into the darkness of ignorance. Still darker is the way of those who practice austerities with an intent to gain merits.

Shloka 10 

We have heard from the wise men who created civil system that action and  knowledge lead to different kinds of gains.

Shloka 11

But the one who does not  differentiate between action and knowledge but treats both of them as one and same, transcends the mortal dimension and gets established in the Ultimate Reality.

Shloka 12

Those who pursue the  Imperceptible walk into the darkness of  ignorance.Still darker is the way of those who follow the Perceptible.

Shloka 13

We have heard from the wise men who created civil system that different kinds of achievements are predicted from pursuit of the Imperceptible  and the Perceptible.

Shloka 14

But the one who does not  differentiate between the Imperceptible and the Perceptible but treats both of  them as one and same, achieves immortality by pursuing the Manifest following the path of action.

Shloka 15

The Ultimate Reality resides in the source of Eternal Radiance and its Origin is covered by  effulgence . O,Uniter!  kindly uncover the  the True Self  and reveal it to me, the pursuer of  Truth.

Shloka 16

O’ Sun! the Lone Walker, the Master creator and sustainer  of life on earth, kindly restrain your rays that dazzle my eyes so that I can perceive my own Ultimate Self that resides in serene effulgence.

Shloka 17

May my vital forces merge into the Eternal Breath and my mortal remains be  consigned to the sacred fire.  O’ mind! the embodiment of   resolutions,  establish yourself in the remembrance of the One you pursued during your existence.

Shloka 18.

O’ Sacred Fire! Kindly lead through the righteous way to the outcome of our past actions . O’ God! the Knower of all our thoughts and  actions, kindly destroy the result of our deceitful actions. We offer our obeisance to you.

Thus concludes Ishavasyopanishad 










The Brahma is infinite. It is wholly here at this point and it is wholly there at that point too. What emanates from it is complete whole unto itself. And when the complete is taken away from it, whatever remains it completely whole too.

Shloka 1

God pervades in every animate and inanimate existence in the universe. The Seeker must nurture oneself in the space assigned to oneself and must not covet the wealth that is not rightfully his.

Shloka 2

There are people who desire to live for hundred years engaged in action in this material world. There is no other salvation for such people who pride in their worldly life that they may not be affected by their ignoble actions.

Shloka 3

There are others who violate Atman. After their death, they land in the kingdom of asura which is enveloped by the ignorance of Atman.

Shloka 4

The Atman is one without a second, firmly established in one’s own nature but moving faster than mind at the same time. It is beyond the grasp of senses. It remains stationary yet surpasses all movements. Inspired by Him, the life force categorizes people on the basis of  actions arising out of their tendencies.

Shloka 5

Atman is still but it in motion at the same time. It is near yet so far. It is within and around each existence.

Shloka 6

The Seeker who sees everything in Atman and Atman in everything, cannot feel disgusted at anything owing to his holistic vision.

Shloka 7

The seeker for whom every being is Atman, becomes free from grief and attachment.

Shloka 8

The Atman is omnipresent, immaculate, metaphysical and pure. It is beyond sensory & bodily existence and exists without nerves. It cannot be impacted by physical harm or sin. It arises from itself, is omniscient, supreme and watches over all. It is He who has assigned responsibilities and rewards to all the gods on the basis of their abilities.

( Ishavasyopanishad  to continue)