Lets truly enjoy! – Ishopanishad Mantra 1

Lets-truly-enjoy!-–-Ishopanishad-Mantra-1

ईशा वास्यमिदँ सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत् ।
तेन त्यक्तेन भुञ्जीथा मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम् ।। (यजुर्वेद ४०.१)

O Human! The entire world – static as well as dynamic – is pervaded by Ishwar – the Supreme Lord. Hence enjoy the pleasures in a detached manner. Do not be greedy. This wealth does not belong to anyone.

Isha – The Supreme Lord

Vasyam – Inhabits

Idam – This

Sarvam – Everything – every point, every location

Yat – Whatever

Kim Cha – And

Jagtyam – Dynamic world

Jagat – Living and Inanimate World

Tena – These

Tyaktena – With detachment

Bhunjitha – Enjoy

Maa – Do not

Gridhah – Be greedy

Kasyaswit – Whose is

Dhanam – This wealth?

Ishopanishad or the 40th Chapter of Yajurveda forms the foundation of all positive philosophies of the world. The very first mantra sets the tone. In few words, it provides the essence of life and living, structure of world and our ideal approach while we live. It states:

- There are three entities in the world – The world around us (Prakriti), Ishwar who resides everywhere and we – the soul (Atman)- who is being addressed in the mantra.

- We do not own the world around us. The owner – the Ishwar – pervades every point that He owns. Now since we do not own the world, the way we should use the facilities of the world should be without a sense of ownership.

- This does not mean we should refuse to use the facilities in the world. By all means, we should make best use of the facilities, but without considering it as our own personal property.

- Under any circumstance, we should not have any greed. Greed is the highest level of foolishness. Neither do we own the world around, nor can we take it with us after we die. Hence running after what eventually would be lost is indeed stupidity. In fact no one can own the world. Even Ishwar owns as a manager and not someone who extracts benefits from the world.

Hence, we should stop acting foolish and start enjoying the world in the true sense.

The mantra teaches another fundamental law of life – You cannot enjoy unless you are detached. The ONLY way to enjoy the world is by getting detached from it. This may seem counter-intuitive on surface but in fact it is not. If you think deeply, you would find that it the lust to own that causes all the worries. Worries start from the very desire of owning something:

- We worry about ways to obtain our desired object.

- Once obtained, we worry about its security and our continued association with it.

- And finally, when it is time to say goodbye, we regret because we now lose it.

In fact true ownership of anything except what you already have – your own self and Ishwar – can simply not happen. It is like chasing a shadow. Sometimes we come very close to it, but it again moves ahead. The only way to chase a shadow is to turn around and face the sun. Instead of chasing the shadow, chase the source of light. And shadow will fall behind.

I recall a joke I heard in childhood where a boy challenged Tees-Maar-Khan (TMK) to touch the red traffic light some distance away and come back while he measures the time. The next morning, TMK was furiously hunting for the boy in the neighborhood. When someone asked whats the matter, he angrily replied, “The boy made me run the entire city behind tail light of a bus!”

I laughed a lot when I first heard it. But gradually I realized this is the dark humor dominating the world today. We all keep chasing the elusive tail light. We glamorize and idolize all those who earned fame, earned wealth, earned power and aspire to be one of them. The hunger never ceases. We keep running for more and more. But we never feel as if we have achieved whatever we ran to achieve. And then suddenly lights go off in this mad race and the show ends. And when the show ends, we all are at same level. All the toys of the world that we collected – name, fame, wealth, power – which we never actually collected but we fooled ourselves to assume that we have collected, evaporate in a split-second. Thus, after all the drama, all the frustrations, all the sacrifices, all the compromises, all the complexities, all the troubles, all the madness, we are back to square one.

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An Amitabh, or a Shahrukh, or an Obama, or a Sonia, or a Lalu, or a Pope, or a Zakir, or an Ambani, or an Osama, or a rich, or a poor, or a celebrity, or a non-entity – everyone would die equally rich or equally beggar. Some may argue: “But some of them would leave a legacy that would continue”. But lets be clear – even if legacy continues – no one would be there to even claim that ‘I’ left this legacy. Even the memory of this so-called legacy would wipe out. And then even those people who remember this legacy would also face the same destiny of blankness and forget all the legacies of theirs or their predecessors in one split-second defined as death or “The End” of the show.

In summary, nothing in the world ever belonged to us and nothing gonna go with us despite whatever efforts we may exert to acquire them.

So what are we supposed to do? Sit blankly like a morbid lunatic waiting aimlessly for the final ‘The End’? Well, many a philosophers may suggest so. Some may say that live in present and do not worry about future. Others would suggest that one should enjoy this life to maximum and face the future – death or whatever – when it comes and not bother about it now. Yet another group would advise that death is simply like a fantastic sleep so why worry about it.

But let us be honest, how many of these philosophers and their followers would enjoy their parties and fun when held at gun-point? These all are elusive ideologies that fear to address the core issue and provide only escapades. They are simply attention-distractions. Like a pain-balm which works by confusing the sensation of pain with a new sensation of skin irritation. But then, somewhere from some corner in this body, something raises an alarm – that soon “THE END” would come.

It is natural that all living beings fear and avoid death. If death were indeed so painless, why would there be a natural revulsion to death? Why does society consider murder as greatest crime? This is so intuitively built-in within us that we do not even need to explain this. This is implicit in all the actions we carry in our lives. And when we associate this fact of death with all the running around to gather temporary wealth that we indulge into, we clearly know that we are acting foolish. THIS CANNOT BE GOAL OF LIFE WHEN WE KNOW WE CAN NEVER ACQUIRE IT.

The very first mantra of Ishopanishad, very succinctly not only states that chasing the tail light of bus is simply a foolishness, but also offers a clue to what else should be done. It provides not a pain-balm but addresses the root cause of pain in the very first words of the mantra:  That everything is inhabited by the Supreme Lord.

The solution is clear – instead of pursuing what we can never obtain, pursue what is already everywhere – within and outside you. Pursue the Ishwar. Since He is the manager of the entire world, since He alone would remain closest to you forever and wherever you go, so as a smart person, simply follow Him. Instead of chasing a desire that is technically impossible, pursue what is most achievable and most beneficial. Since He is already with and within us, to pursue Him implies understanding Him and conducting actions as per this knowledge.

Thus, the mantra changes the very approach towards life. Instead of being owners of anything including our relations, our body, our thoughts, our minds, our properties, our clothes, our degrees, our fame, our wealth etc etc, we are simply being employees of Ishwar.

- This world is our workplace or our office or company “World Inc”.

- Each thought, each word, each action is being appraised every moment by the CEO – Ishwar – and he keeps promoting or demoting us accordingly.

- We head the business unit called “Me and My World Inc” but Ishwar is the Supreme Head of all such business units.

- We have to work together to maximize profits not only for the Business Unit that we head but for entire organization.

- And we have to work here in same manner as we work in our professional life. The pen, the laptop, the chair, the table, the office facilities, the car that company provides, the flight in which we travel for business purpose etc are not OWNED by us. But we use them and use them with FULL enjoyment – for the sole purpose of the organization. Same goes for World Inc.

- Anyone who uses company resources for his personal gains is penalized in an ethically driven company as per Corporate Governance. In the “World Inc”, we are punished similarly for any cheating that we do against the code of world governance.

- In the mortal company, punishments and rewards are delayed. But in the perfect World Inc, everything is instantaneous. He is present everywhere to ensure this. And he ensures what we get is what we deserve – neither less nor more.

Thus the mantra asks us to enjoy the world and work in it as Business Heads who own ownership of actions and not the resources. All our actions should maximize the profits of entire company and we all should report only to the CEO – the Ishwar. Ishwar, being the smartest CEO, would provide us the resources that we need to fulfill our objectives. Our goal is not to maximize these resources in our business unit but to fulfill the objectives of entire organization.

With this professional business oriented approach towards life, there is no more any scope for fear, worry or aimlessness. Instead of trying in vain to enjoy life because we want to elude the ultimate “THE END”, we tend to proactively and truly start enjoying life with a passion to maximize our achievements before the “INTERVAL” so that we are provided even higher designations after the “INTERVAL”.

Suddenly we don’t feel the need to try being brave and daring in life. We instead feel that to be natural trait of ours. We don’t feel like either running away or indulging in the world. We instead feel like smart managers who UTILIZE the world and its resources for our ultimate objectives. We don’t feel the need to wasting time in enormous fluff of myriad philosophies that only an idle person has time to analyze. We instead feel extremely goal oriented who focus only on what needs to increase the profits. We don’t feel scared of losing any of the world’s resources because we don’t own them in first place. We instead focus every moment on what we have and what we need to acquire for the company goals. If there is a airplane to our destination, we feel no hitch nor any special pride in availing it. We simply use it, plan for next business target and enjoy the process. If there is no airplane, we still feel the same exhilaration pursuing our goals in the bullock cart or cycle or whatever.

We still aspire for wealth and riches and better facilities in world. We still aspire for fame and glory. But we aspire not for our own self. We aspire these only for the goals of this World Inc. We aspire only TO EXTENT THEY FULFILL goals of World Inc. Its no more ‘for me only’. It is for the mission of ‘Idanna Mama’ – ‘Not mine’. Thus instead of being beggars dreaming to be tycoons, we become most well-paid Business Heads of the company!

The mantra summarizes the essence of ‘Idanna Mama’ (Not mine) and ‘Swaha’ (for the larger goal alone) that form the bedrock of Vedic ideology. No wonder, the same values are honored in the most professional and respected of worldly organizations. And that is what makes them successful. When these can achieve so much success by scratching a very tiny surface of Vedic wisdom, just imagine the level of success that is waiting for us when we immerse into Vedas!

One who understands the crux of this mantra even partially would make himself a winner. Instead of wasting time collecting sand and pebbles that eventually will be snatched away from us, the smart follower of this mantra would utilize his stay to collect the jewels that would go with him when the show ends for others! And while others would face the consequences of being corrupt, the smart manager would win his next level of promotion. Further, even in this life, the fools waste life chasing elusive happiness that never comes to them and instead gather tremendous amount of emptiness, frustration, guilt, shame, regret, fear, tension beneath the false gimmick of outwardly bliss. The smart manager, all the while, gathers true bliss, true happiness and enjoys being promoted to further bliss in each moment of noble action.

One may ask, what these noble actions are and what are the goals of World Inc that we are expected to pursue. Now you don’t need any special prophet or incarnation or miracle to tell you that. You simply need to follow your inner voice of accepting the truth and rejecting the falsehood in every moment of life through thoughts, words and actions in most optimal manner. Everything else is derived from this core most inherent intuitive mission. Even need to master Vedas is a derivative of this core essence.

If we delve into this deeply, we would find that this in itself justifies why following the inspiration of Ishwar alone to achieve Ishwar alone through knowledge is the right and only way to achieve bliss. Vedas provide detailed explanations to this and increase our speed and effectiveness. Thus Vedas are the corporate policy guidelines of World Inc. Not only is the text available for reference, but for ease of all, the same has also been inherently copied in our own self a-priori. This is what intuitively keeps inspiring us to do good for the world, pursue happiness, spread knowledge, get into action etc.

We shall in course of more detailed understanding of Vedic Mantras, keep reviewing what these goals are and how are they to be applied as per the Policy guidelines of Vedas. But those willing to explore more details are requested to review http://agniveer.com/series/vedic-lessons/

O Ishwar, may my ignorance that leads me to ignoring You and chasing the world that was never mine be destroyed forever. I promise to put my best efforts for this. With Your blessings I promise to seek You and You alone because You alone are source of bliss! May this noble thought always prevail in me!

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  1. Vishal Kumar says

    Namaste Agniveer Team,

    Great Shalok taken from Veda , suggest the Mankind a true way of leaving in this world of illusion & right approach towards the life. One thing more I would say, How great and vast literature of Sanskrit Language. This shows the greatness of language. If I am not wrong there is no literature in world written ever as much as written in Sanskrit language. That is why Sanskrit called mother of all languages. It is bad luck of our that we have forgotten the Veda. Only Vedik knowledge can do the welfare of mankind and establish the Bharat as Viswa Guru. But we are not acting according to Veda since last 1500 years that is why we are facing so much difficulty. Agniveer Ji, You are doing great effort for the welfare of mankind by educating Vedic knowledge.

  2. Amitesh says

    Amazing ! Simply fantastic !

    Imagine if One single mantra gives so much insight, what would 20000 do !

    And most importantly, the language of article helps everyone to connect it with contemporary world

    Thanks a tonne to the panel of scholars of Agniveer !

  3. Jay Maheshwary says

    Dear Agniveer Ji,

    The beauty of this great verse is as eternal as Supreme God Himself.

    & how beautifully this verse has been explained by Agniveer Ji, thanks and I realized you are really a good scientists of our Vedas.

    For which the more we admire, the lesser it is.

    I regard you- man- I salute you – as a symbol of 21st VEDIC DHARMA!

    I want more and more discussions on our Vedas & Vedanta(Upanishads), so that I can improve my knowledge from this site.

    Jai Sri Ram! – Jai Sri Krsna!

    I bow my head down to BHARATA MATA – who is A JAGHAT MATA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Jay Maheshwary says

    Dear Agniveer Ji,

    Namaste !

    I need to know all 4 Vedas that should be translated by any Hindu Scholar not by Ralph Griffith-1896.

    So, please show me the website where I can learn all 4 Vedas that show English Translation done by Hindu Scholar.

    Waiting for your reply.

    It would be kind enough of you for this act of kindness.

    Thanks/Best regards,
    Jay Maheshwary.

  5. Rashmi says

    Agniveer Ji, truly said, I have experienced His justice and reward system personally in my life . He has said in vedas Do astang Yoga, Agnihotra, listen and follow vedas, that is My True worship. Infact if you follow all three , your mind become pure, when you pray Him earnestly for a solution , It strikes you instantly.All the Yogis who have Achieved samadhi have Said esp I recall Shri Guru in Guru Charitra ” To Dispel Illusion Study Vedas”

  6. Anupam says

    Hi Agniveer
    May God bless you for the work you are doing.As today is the birthday of swami vivekananda i want you to throw some light on his great work and teachings.

    Regards
    Anupam

  7. says

    Namsteji,
    Actually we don’t need to know 20,000 mantras or even ten. Know one, especially this one, and put it into practice. They all pretty much tell the same story.
    Most important it says do not covet, even the life of an innocent creature.

    “There is no turpitude in drinking wine, eating meat or committing aldultery, for that is the natural way of created beings, but abstinence brings great reward.” Manu

    Namaste,
    Vijai Singh
    vjsingh.com

  8. Gurudutt says

    Agniveer! I dont have words to describe what you have added to my life through your wisdom and courage. I dont see you just as a bunch of scholars but true defenders of Hinduism. I proudly claim that I am your follower and you are the only ray of hope for not only Hindus but for Muslims, Christians etc who have been fooled from centuries by perverts called Pandaa, Mullah and Paadri.

    I myself am an IITian and I know what it means to be the one. So I feel proud in this aspect too that I am now part of the same institute which you all belonged to few times back as you have mentioned that yours is an IIT and IIM alumni organization. No wonder that you are the champs of religious world today just like you were the champs of academic world during your studies and that is why you were the part of IITs and IIMs.

    This article alone can change a thoughtful hindu/muslim/christian into a true Arya (noble). Hindus will find wisdom in it, Muslims will find Tauheed (Oneness of Allah) in it, Christians will find love of God in it which they can never get from the books like Puran, Quran and Bible. Now I have started believing that Vedas have no match.

    Thanks Agniveer for letting me know what the true Hinduism is!

  9. pratap says

    Thank you Sir,
    It was a pleasure reading the valuable material. I must say that my knowledge of Vedas is quite limited, hence would certainly appreciate more such knowledge. BUT quite surprised, how to manage to give such “deep analysis” of the mantra. Great Effort.
    Isn’t it amusing that it took a movie like “3-idiots” to show the mirror to this “success-obsessed” Indian middle class, When we have an encyclopedic collection of “Simple” Vedic mantras with the same (perhaps better) message!!!
    KEEP IT UP…

  10. SS says

    Good after reading few times, I could grasp some of the meaning of what you wrote. One question is that are you a native speaker of English because enjoy has context of pleasure, or sense gratification. So some people choose not to use instead happiness, or happy as this is a state of mind. Like happy goes with sad. I cannot understand enjoy as I am against enjoying, but being happy is nothing wrong or keeping others happy.. Enjoyment opposite would be torture, abused. From what I understand of Hindus how strict they are and talk against enjoyment 25 years of Brahmachary, for the reason is to be happy, having self respect.

    See logic says if you are detached from world you cannot enjoy the world but can be happy.Because trying to enjoy the world is source of pain. Being truly happy is similar to truly enjoying, like enjoy detach , but not enjoying as it has a different context. ENJOYMENT IS A TYPE OF LUST? Like to enjoy TV, to enjoy driving, or more common more lustful thing people say they enjoy. So such connotation of enjoy, but happiness has no such connotation.

    • Rudra says

      @ SS,
      See logic says if you are detached from world you cannot enjoy the world but can be happy.

      the brahman can’t be logic. tharkam is not for thathva. here his means is “Ananda”. Sat Chit Ananda state is the same.

  11. Indian Agnostic says

    Simply amazing ! hats off Agniveer Ji !

    i have no qualms in parking my own school of thought aside and assimilating this beautifully explained practicable insight

    This is all that one needs to know and do !

  12. a learner to faith says

    just left me wordless!!!!!! especially the analogy of the World Inc.

    A new Sun has risen i feel i would have been in ignorance had i not found this site… hats off to Maharishi Dayanad’s Back To Vedas slogan…. and hats off to agniveer for trying to make it a truth .

    your success is clearly evident.

    Om .
    shanti shanti shanti.

  13. eswar says

    please get the main points published so that all can read this….in less time and money….. avoid those verses which can create divisions….

  14. Apolloreach says

    Excellent post. I think Isha Upanishad is darn good treatise on the way Upanishads illuminate Vedic God. Many think that Upanishads are like an instruction manual but they penetrate the Vedas in multiple ways and present the ideas and move beyond the abstraction of Vedas in the context of discussions between a Guru and a student.

    Manta 5 of the above Upanishad gives a great exposition of the Brahman – That moves, that moves not. That is far, That is near. That is within all this, That is also outside all this.

    Agniveer, perhaps, I suggest that we can have a separate section on the site on Upanishads and perhaps a few Suktas from Vedas.

  15. khemchandra9188 says

    Here am I, one of the least of Hindu race, yet proud of my race, proud of my ancestors. I am proud to call myself a Hindu, I am proud that I am one of your unworthy servants, I am proud that I am a countryman of yours, you the descendants of the sages, you the descendants of the most glorious rishis the world ever saw.
    Therefore, have faith in yourself; be proud of your ancestors, instead of being ashamed of them. When a man has begun to be ashamed of his ancestors, the end has come And do not imitate, do not imitate! O ye modern Hindus, de-hypnotize yourselves….
    Mark me, then and then alone you are a Hindu, when the very name sends through you a galvanic shock of strength.Then and then alone you are a Hindu when the distress of any one bearing that name comes to your heart and makes you fees as if your own son were in distress.Then and then alone you are a Hindu when you will be ready to bear everything for them.Mark me!
    Every one of you will have to be a Guru Gobind Singh if you want to do good to your country.You may see thousands of defects in you countrymen, but mark their Hindu blood.They are the fist gods you will have to worship even if they do everything to hurt you.All our hatches let us bury and send tout this grand current of love all round…My life’s allegiance is to my Motherland, and if I had a thousand lives, every moment of the whole series would be consecrated to your service, my countrymen, my friend…
    (“Vivekananda: His Gospel of Man-making” (p.310 & 312, http://www.vivekanandagospel.org)

  16. Siva says

    Hi agniveerji. I had a doubt please clear it. According to this article everything belongs to ishwar. Suppose if i occupies your house and say it belongs to ishwar and we can to share it. Since it is not yours and belongs to ishwar What will you do? Do you knock me out of your house or do you let me share it? Please answer with explanation.

    • Akhila says

      Well ans my question first. The office in which you are working is not your property, am I right ? If another employee takes your position and says this position is not your, lets share it. How will you deal with this situation and what will be the best way to resolve ?

  17. original siva says

    this one i belive is a muslim as he is talking refering to god by name ishwar and not bhagwan(ishwar is taught to them by their new prophet(SAW) TERROIST SHAMELESSSSSSSS ,IDIOT ALMIGHTYYYYYYYYYYMUNNABHAI QUACK DR ZAKIR NALAYAK

  18. original siva says

    YOU DISGUISED SIVA using cheap tactics.if everything belongs to ishwar who is neutral.you have to burn ur calories to get something from him and temporarily as stated in the gita is yours for ur suistainence of ur soul in the physical body.otherwise ur the infinite .this muslim has lost his iman and is using cheap tactics .allah will roast u in hell and eat ur meats biryani for that

    • ambi says

      Hey do not curse allah bcoz they do to our deities…If dog bites you and if you bite back then whats the difference b/n you and him. Allah, amba, akka and amma are the synonyms for durga. Also Allah=Al+ila=The ‘ilah’=The shakthi(durga). Bhasmilah=bhasma+ilah=shiva+shakthi.
      OR
      Bhasmilah=bhasma+allah=shiva+shakthi. Eitherway its the basic principle of shaivism. also google for 786 is AUM and you will find a youtube video.

  19. original siva says

    i want to say one thing to agniveer ji and his team why do you buckle down under the muslims that they have a very high number in world population.just see the link

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_religious_groups

    so buddhism (inidan originated and our brother religion)and other indian originated relegion equal rather outnumber them.aukkkkkkkkkkkaddddd yaad dilao (few deshdrohi indianmuslims ,and mostly to muslimsof other countries)ko.for the restof the indian muslims though, i belive they are very much a part of india

  20. shravak says

    Namste All,

    How to eradicate negative thoughts/sadistic approach?
    Agniveer ji adviced us to not to read newspapers at early morning bcoz nowadays NP’s contains mostly the negative content.

    Any other suggestions?

    • says

      Namaste shravak

      I advice you to read articles of the series Vedic lessons on the site. You should also read Satyarth Prakash (Light of Truth) by Swami Dayanand.

  21. Truth Seeker says

    @Namaste dear Sisters/Brothers
    I am really confused & I always think is it correct & how can it be possible? God is in blood but blood can not touch the God/Ishwar.
    Read below
    Question: ” Agar god is everywhere to sharaab main bhi hoga, cigreete main bhi hoga.. har buri cheez main hoga.. phir in cheezo ko bura kyun kaha gaya hai.. agar ap har cheez ka thodi thodi matra main sevan karo to kya burai hai…bus kisi ka bura mat karo…”Krpa karke batayen ki main sahi keh ra hun ya nahi… kunki mujh se sab puchte hain… OM…
    Ans By Swami Ramswarup:

    Han! Ishwar sab jagah hai isliye sharaab, non-vegetarian, cigratte, urine, latrine, gutters etc., in sab cheezon mein hai atah sabhi padarth nahin khaye jaate . atah jahan tak bhojan karne ka prashan hai, wahan vedon nein kewal satwik shakahari bhojan karne kee agya dee hai. Mansahaar, sharaab aadi leina ved-shastron nein manaa kiya hai.

    Atah hum Ishwar ke vanni ved ko apnayein aur usee ke anusaar kewal shubh karein. Doosree baat yeh hai kee Ishwar achchee buree sabhi vastuyon mein hai lekin Yajurveda mantra 17/31 ke anusaar bhee woh sab mein rehta hua bhi un sab padarthon se sarvada alag hai. Jaise khoon mein hai lekin khoon ka koi bhee kann Ishwar ko nahin chchoo sakta. Sharaab aadi mein hai lekin uska koi bhee kann Ishwar ko nahin chchoo sakta. Ishwar sadaa shudh ka shudh hee rehta hai. Aisa hai adbhut hum sabka Ishwar.

    • says

      Namaste Truth Seeker

      ————Agar god is everywhere to sharaab main bhi hoga, cigreete main bhi hoga.. har buri cheez main hoga.. phir in cheezo ko bura kyun kaha gaya hai————–

      Koi cheez apne aap mein buri nahi hai. Buri vah tab ho jaati hai jab uska prayog us kaam ke liye kiya jaaye jiske liye vah bani nahi hai. Sharaab/Ethanol bahut jagah dawai banaane mein prayog hoti hai aur kai jagah gaadiyon ke eendhan (fuel) ke roop mein aur kai jagah Chemistry ke experiments karne mein. In jagahon par koi sharaab ko bura nahi kehta. Isee tarah cigarette/cigar/hukka kee takneek aushadhi ko dhuen (smoke) ke roop mein lene mein prayog ho sakti hai lekin usmein dawai kee jagah nasha bhar doge to vah dawai nahi rahegi.

      To is tarah hum dekhte hain ki bura to apne aap mein kuchh nahi hai parantu jisko jis prayojan ke liye banaya hai usse vahi prayojan siddh karna achchha hai aur usse ulat kuchh bhee karna bura hai.

      Doosri baat yah hai ki Eeshvar ke sabmein hone se sab kuchh khaane laayak ban jaata hai ye koi tark nahi hai. Kya eeshvar ke sab jagah hone se sab kuchh dikhaayi dene laayak ho jaata hai, sunaayi dene laayak ho jaata hai…? Agar nahi to fir maatr Eeshvar ke hone se sab kuchh khaane laayak kaise ban jaata hai?

      • Truth Seeker says

        @ Agniveer/ Vedic Scholar
        What is truth as per Vedic views? Is truth changeable? I think truth is unchangeable/eternal. Please put some light this.

        • says

          Brother Truth Seeker

          In Vedic literature, two words are worth noticing in this subject. One is “Satya” and another is “Rit”. Satya is the understanding of anything “X” understood by a soul at a given point in time and thus changeable. Rit is what “X” actually is and thus unchangeable. Rit is only known by Eeshvar. Souls keep on improving their Satya i.e. they try to align their understanding with ultimate truth (Rit) but at no point a soul can claim that it has got Rit. So there is always a room for improvement for souls.

          In short, Laws of nature/knowledge about God, souls, matter/energy that are infinitely complex are Rit and understood perfectly by Eeshvar alone. But great souls explore the knowledge and try to improve their current understanding (Satya). So Satya is changeable yet must for everyone. That keeps souls going in search of Rit and help get them bliss gradually.

          So you can say Satya is Truth (that need not be perfect/unchangeable) but Rit is ultimate truth (unchangeable).

      • Truth Seeker says

        @Vajara Namaste Brother

        Thank You brother, very nicely you have explained the Truth. Your comments always full of inspiration & true knowledge for all of us.

        But here is word ” rit”, I have first time read/listened this word. & How “Rit’ is used with Ishwar. Which is the name of God in which “Rit” is attached.

        • says

          Brother Truth Seeker

          All thanks should go to Agniveer for taking the initiative to have forum like this that provides thought provoking articles as well as space for truth seekers to exchange views.

          Rit (ऋत) as far as I understand means Unchangeable laws/perfect knowledge possessed by Eeshvar. I think the name ऋत्विज denotes Eeshvar’s property to possess/know ऋत. I may be wrong at it but this what I feel. Moreover, possessing Rit can be derived from every name of Eeshvar. An all-wise all-powerful most-just most merciful, perfect, unchangeable Eeshvar HAS TO possess ऋत otherwise He will be prone to changes (change in knowledge) and thus each of His above names will be useless.

    • Akhila says

      Namaste truthseeker. Many may differ from me, but what I understand by the word omnipresent is not his presence every where, rather he himself is everything. And every thing has a purpose. We should understand the purpose for existance and use them accordingly. If we are not using it for some other purpose, we are wrong, not the thing.

  22. Sandeep says

    thanks a lot agniveerji … this post really helped me a lot .. i am going through a tough time … but just reading this made me feel better … i will try to put this message into practice … You guys are doing a great job .. keep it up …

  23. shravak says

    ——the way we should use the facilities of the world should be without a sense of ownership.—–

    Then what is Sanyas?

    • says

      Brother Shravak

      Sanyas is exactly what you have quoted from the article. Each one of us should be Sanyasi. Sanyas does not mean coloring your cloths and having your head shaven. It is the ideal state which all people should approach towards.

        • says

          Brother Shravak

          Yes if he/she exhibits the required traits. I believe Ram, Krishna, Yajnavalkya etc were all Grahasth Sanyasi. Because they were, in their Grahastha itself, devoid of worldly desires ( three Eshnas (desires) viz. Dhan (wealth), Putra (child), and Lok (fame)).

          We can say that the day a person takes Sanyas in conventional terms (through ceremonies) is the day of his formal declaration of Sanyas to the world and nothing more.

          • shravak says

            @Bro Vajra

            Formal declaration of Sanyas means living in isolation and concentrate more on ourselves? If yes, then if the situation demands can we come back again in Grahasti.

            The sanyas you’re talking about is the sanyas of vivekanada(for others) or of dayananda saraswati(self-upliftment).

          • says

            Bro Shravak

            1. Sanyas is just opposite to living in isolation. According to Rishi Manu, spreading of knowledge is done in Sanyas and as you know, spreading cant take place when one is alone :)

            2. Logically, self improvement and charity should go hand in hand. Because self imp and charity exist like poles of a magnet none of which can exist in isolation. For example, if someone in forest, is chanting Om and another person asks for help. If he helps, it is charity and if he does not, it is sin! So being self in this case leads to sin whereas helping leads to bliss. So how can one be self centric anytime and still be noble?

            3. I personally dont like the idea of declaring Sanyas because it gives the impression of a discrete change in the process of Vairaagya, self control, and self upliftment etc which is not the actual case. Its not that after declaring Sanyas one becomes 100% pure and before declaring Sanyas he/she was 100% impure. So when you dont declare your Sanyas to the world, there are no issues of leaving or coming back to Grahasthi. As I said, a Grahasth can also be a Sanyasi and he/she need not leave the home at all.

            4. I haven’t read Vivekanand much. But Dayanand of course was an example of True Sanyasi. Even his SELF was for others, which is true Sanyas! I recommend you 5th chapter of Satyarth Prakash. Just read it and decide was he self centric or everything of his including self was for others.

  24. basant says

    ‘यदहरेव विरजेत् तदहरेव प्रव्रजेत् गृहाद्वावनाद्वाब्रह्मचर्यादेव प्रव्रजेत।
    -जिस दिन वैराग्य हो उसी दिन संन्यास ले ले, घर से, वन से या ब्रह्मचर्य आश्रम से। ‘ जो व्यक्ति समाधि द्वारा ईश्वर का प्रत्यक्ष कर लेता है उसे तुरन्त संन्यास ले लेना चाहिये।

  25. swami says

    कृष्ण का खुद का कल्याण हुआ कि नही इस पर ही विद्वानों को संशय उत्पन्न होता है।
    -स्वामी दयानन्द

  26. Truth Seeker says

    @Vajra / Agniveer/ Other Scholar
    There is Mantra of A.V. which I posted at vedmandir.com for translation but I could not understand translation given By Ram Swaroop Ji, Please u put some light on this. Translation given by Swami like this:-
    & I have pasted link at bottom of my comment translation of Araya samaj jamnagar Website:-
    SHVEVAIKAH KAPIRIVAIKAH KUMARAM SARVAIKESHAKAM.
    PRIYO DRISHIV BHOOTAVA GANDHARVAH SACHATE ISTRIYASTAMITO NAASHAYAMASI BRAHMANNA VEERYAVATA.
    ( Atharvaveda 4/37/11)
    The (GANDHARVAHA) singer (EKAHA) a bacteria (SHVA IV) is like a dog (EKAHA) a bacteria (KAPIHI IV) is like a restless, naughty monkey
    (KUMARAH) one who kills badly (SARVKESHAKAHA) having hair all over the body (DRISHAHA PRIYAHA IV BHOOTVA) that which is seen as
    attractive, beautiful and seems to be pleasant to the eyes (ISTRIYAHA SACHATEY) enters in the body of women (TAM) the said bacteria (ITAHA)
    from the body of the lady ((NASHYAMASI) is driven out/removed. (VEERYAVATA BRAHMANNA) by powerful medicine named brahmi.

    Meaning – The bacteria which seems to sing is like a dog, a restless, naughty monkey, kills its victim badly, has hair all over its body. The said

    bacteria seems to be attractive, beautiful and pleasant to see by eyes. It enters the body of women and should be driven out/removed from the
    body of its victim by using the powerful drug named Brahmi.

    Idea – The bacteria which enters into the body of women and creates problems inside the abdominal part of her body should be driven
    out/removed by using the medicine, named Brahmi.

    http://www.aryasamajjamnagar.org/athrvaveda/pages/p447.gif

  27. Sharek says

    I saw a comment concerning Sanyas being isolation. Well it’s not that, and is a little more complicated. To put it simply, we can say that true sanyas is renunciation of results of actions. And sanyas in general is renunciation of certain karma, (societal duty). It’s not really isolation.
    Correct me if I’m wrong.

  28. Preety Sharma says

    Excellent explaination of the mantras….Lately , I have developed this feeling of reading vedas and understanding and follow the teachings…The meaning of each and every word in the shlokas and mantras has been explained by your team in a wonderful manner….Keep the Good work going!!!!

  29. Yajvin says

    Already so many people have responded and appreciated the way you have tried to explain the mantra. It’s very beautiful way of imagination and trying to make some sense and relate to how people think in today’s world.

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