The word ‘Upanishad’ denotes Brahma-vidya by its derivation. Sri Sankara Bhagavatpada says in his Bhashya on the Kathopanishad that this word is derived by adding the prefixes ‘upa’ (meaning near) and ‘ni’ (with certainty) to the root ‘sad’ which means ‘to destroy’, ‘to reach’, and ‘to loosen’. Thus the meaning of the word ‘Upanishad’ is that it is the knowledge that destroys the seeds of worldly existence such as ignorance in the case of those seekers of liberation who, after becoming free from all desires approach (upa sad) this knowledge.
Archive for March, 2010
Observe how goals always come first, and then you come into the past of that projected future, and put in the required steps! You target to excel in your exams (the effect) and thus you study (the cause.) And when your goal or intent is strong, when you are being the effect, the causes happen more easily! View positive thinking and visualization in these terms. You are being the effect in feeling, thinking, speaking and emoting from the end-result having already happened- and thus does the cause come about!
A BOX OF CHOCOLATE CAN GIVE US A SUBTLE MESSAGE!
There is a subtle difference in being all-accepting ….and in being jaded or indifferent !
In indifference nothing matters; in acceptance everything is… fine… embraced!
“For there was never yet philosopher That could endure the toothache patiently.” ~William Shakespeare With my next dental visit drawing near, I “coincidentally” came across the above quote from Shakespeare. Needless to say it immediately occurred to me that my next article should definitely be on teeth – and everything related to them. A major [...]
In the gItA Krishna speaks as Brahman and not as an individual or even as an incarnation.