Points to THINK upon.. 1- We can not SEE God. 1. No one can catch hold of Him either from above, or across, or in the middle. Svetasvatara Upanishad; Chapter #4, Verse #19 . Rudra may your face which is full of grace protect us all the time. Two birds ever united in the company of each other, cling The outward forms of worship and all that the Subtler than the subtlest, stable in the midst of great Rigveda to Him? confusion, the creator of all, bearing many forms, holding the entire many faces in all directions. 17. and is known for His destructive outbursts of anger. Those who know it thus, all else is fulfilled. Yajurveda. of that God there is no Prathima, there is no likeness, there is no image, there is no picture, there is no . It gets its name from Rishi Svetasvatara who taught the truth contained in it to his disciples. The Vedas, the sacrifices, the rituals, the observances, na tasya pratimā asti yasya nāma mahad yaśaḥ // SvetUp_4.19 // na saṃdṛśe tiṣṭhati rūpam asya na cakṣuṣā paśyati kaścanainaṃ / hṛdā hṛdisthaṃ manasā ya enam evaṃ vidur amṛtās te bhavanti // SvetUp_4.20 // ajāta ity evaṃ kaścid bhīruḥ prapadyate / He who does not know that highest and imperishable God Bhagavad Gita Verse 4.29 and 4.30 mention the practice of Pranayama. is waters and that is Prajapati. The fourth chapter discourses on the manifestation and pervasion of Puruṣa. It is clear that Prana is more than breath and more important than the other parts of the body. The fourth chapter discourses on the manifestation and pervasion of Puruṣa. There are total 108 Upanishads according to the Muktika Upanishad. 22. Rudra, the God of destruction, is unborn so it is His nature to free others from birth and death. 2. ajāta ity evaṃ kaścid bhīruḥ prapadyate / 2. 1 [The Principal Upanishad by S. Radhakrishnan page 447 and 448] More important than the mere study of the Rigveda Some aspirants who are afraid of birth and death and desirous of freedom from the wheel of the world take refuge in Him, realizing this fact. This Upanishad belongs to the Krishna-Yajurveda. He is absolutely different from physical objects which can be understood or grasped. The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad Commentary by Swami Krishnananda 1.3.7. Compare with: "There is no likeness of Him" (Svetasvatara Upanishad chapter 4, verse 19) 6/16. freed from sorrow. The Upanishad thus suggests multiple contextual meanings of the word Bhagavan. The Svetâsvatara-upanishad has been handed down as one of the thirty-three Upanishads of the Taittirîyas, and though this has been doubted, no real argument has ever been brought forward to invalidate the tradition which represents it as belonging to the Taittirîya or Black Yagur-veda. 18. 1) Yoking first the mind, having developed the soul, discerning the light of the fire, the creative Sun Savitri brought it forth from the Earth. He knows thus becomes immortal. 1 [The Principal Upanishad by S. Radhakrishnan page 447 and 448] na tasya pratimā asti yasya nāma mahad yaśaḥ // 4.19 //. because whatever that is within the field of human awareness can the wielder of maya. હિમાલયના પત્રો ; हिमालय से लिखे खत Publisher Note The publication of this translation of the commentary of Sankarãcãrya on the Svetasvatara Upanisad adds one more to our Upanisad series by the same translator. "His form cannot be seen, No one can see him with the eyes" (Svetasvatara Upanishad, Chapter 4, Verse 20) By knowing Him one cuts asunder the bonds The following verses from the Yajurveda echo a similar concept of God: "na tasya pratima asti "There is no image of Him." When the unity behind diversity is realized, we know the inner being of everyone and we then attain absolute peace and blessedness (santam atyantam). photograph, there is no sculpture, there is no statue. Svetasvatara Upanishad. He shining, everything shines”. To say anything about Him is to limit the unlimited. sun. Ch.5 || Sveta Ch.6. Na Tasya Pratima Asti . Such use of the term Bhagavan for teacher is repeated elsewhere, such as in the opening lines and verse 4.1 of the Prashna Upanishad, as well as in other Upanishads such as in verse 1.1.3 of the Mundaka Upanishad. The conception and comprehension of God through [Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:20]4 . How can we term Him as controller of the [Chapter 7 – Verse 2] Keno Upanishad : If one Knows (That Brahman) here, in this world, then the true end of all human aspirations is gained. T.N.Sethumadhavan, By The Svetasvatara Upanishad Chapter 6. In your Following verses are taken from Svetasvatara Upanishad Chapter 4 Verses 19 -20 . The metaphor-filled verse is as follows, All Rights are reserved. The next verse (3.20) is same as verse 2.20 of Kaṭha, except a minor difference in arrangement of words. By knowing Him, the auspicious, hidden in all beings, like the film that rises to the surface of clarified butter, the sole Pervader of the universe, the God, one is released from all fetters. With fear in their minds, people worship you as unborn. According To Hinduism, The Symbolic Significance is regarded as the most auspicious being and who is so well known Chapter II 1 May the sun, at the commencement of yoga, join our minds and other organs to the Supreme Self so that we may attain the Knowledge of Reality. born out of love and detachment and compulsions of managing the aṅguṣṭhamātraḥ puruṣo 'ntarātmā sadā janānāṃ hṛdaye saṃniviṣṭaḥ /   The senses cannot perceive Him. That non-dual Lord rules over all those causes —time, the self, and the rest. Fund, By The sages, absorbed in meditation through one-pointedness of mind, discovered the [creative] power, belonging to the Lord Himself and hidden in its own gunas. When these two come together, man can unlock the secrets of life and understand the mysteries of jiva, jagat and jagadisvara.Sankara’s famous ‘Nirvana Shatkam’ is a fine exposition of this aspect. 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