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Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Isha Upanishad/Note on the Texts.htm
'Isha Upanishads' by Sri Aurobindo - Page 1 of 7 Note on the Texts     Note on the Texts   ISHA UPANISHAD comprises Sri Aurobindo's translations of and commentaries on the Isha Upanishad His translations of and commentaries on other Upanishads, as well as his translations of later Vedantic texts and writings on the Upanishads and Vedanta in general, are published in Kena and Other Upanishads, volume 18 of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SRI AUROBINDO. Sri Aurobindo had a special interest in the Isha Upanishad, whose principle of "uncompromising reconciliation of uncompromising extremes" (p 83) underlies his own philosophy as well He first translated the Isha around 1900, and over t
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Isha Upanishad/The Secret of the Isha.htm
The Secret of the Isha   It is now several thousands of years since men ceased to study Veda and Upanishad for the sake of Veda or Upanishad Ever since the human mind in India, more & more intellectualised, always increasingly addicted to the secondary process of knowledge by logic & intellectual ratiocination, increasingly drawn away from the true & primary processes of knowledge by experience and direct perception, began to dislocate & dismember the manysided harmony of ancient Vedic truth & parcel it out into schools of thought & systems of metaphysics, its preoccupation has been rather with the later opinions of Sutras & Bhashyas than with the early truth of
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Isha Upanishad/Ish and Jagat.htm
Ish and Jagat   The Isha Upanishad in its very inception goes straight to the root of the problem the Seer has set out to resolve; he starts at once with the two supreme terms of which our existence seems to be composed and in a monumental phrase, cast into the bronze of eight brief but sufficient words, he confronts them and sets them in their right & eternal relation Isha vasyam idam sarvam yat kincha jagatyam jagat Ish and Jagat, God and Nature, Spirit and World, are the two poles of being between which our consciousness revolves This double or biune reality is existence, is life, is man The Eternal seated sole in all His creations occupies the ever-shifting Universe
Title: Part Two
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Isha Upanishad/Isha Upanishad - All that is world in the Universe.htm
Part Two   Incomplete Commentaries from Manuscripts     Isha Upanishad   All that is world in the Universe   The Sanscrit word जगत् is in origin a reduplicated & therefore frequentative participle from the root गम् to go It signifies "that which is in perpetual motion", and implies in its neuter form the world, universe, and in its feminine form the earth World therefore is that which eternally vibrates, and the Hindu idea of the cosmos reduces itself to a harmony of eternal vibrations; form as we see it is simply the varying combination of different vibrations as they affect us through our perceptions & establish themselves t
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Isha Upanishad/precontent.htm
VOLUME 17 THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SRI AUROBINDO © Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust 2003 Published by Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department Printed at Sri Aurobindo Ashram Press, Pondicherry PRINTED IN INDIA Isha Upanishad Publisher’s Note   This volume contains Sri Aurobindo’s translations of and commentaries on the Isha Upanishad His translations of and commentaries on other Upanishads and Vedantic texts, and his wr
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Isha Upanishad/The Karmayogin.htm
'Isha Upanishads' by Sri Aurobindo - Page 1 of 50 The Karmayogin   A Commentary on the Isha Upanishad       NOTE   Sri Aurobindo modified the structure of The Karmayogin: A Commentary on the Isha Upanishad while he was working on it He began with a two-tier division: "Chapters" and sections Later he introduced a superior division, the "Part", and began calling the lowest-level divisions "Chapters" The intermediate divisions, earlier called "Chapters", became known as "Books" The numbering of these divisions is neither consistent nor complete The table on the opposite page shows the structure as marked by Sri Aurobindo in the manuscript and prin
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'Isha Upanishads' by Sri Aurobindo - Page 1 of 50 The Life Divine   A Commentary on the Isha Upanishad   [Draft A]   Foreword   Veda & Vedanta are the inexhaustible fountains of Indian spirituality With knowledge or without knowledge, every creed in India, sect, school of philosophy, outburst of religious life, great or petty, brilliant or obscure, draws its springs of life from these ancient and ever flowing waters Conscious or unwitting each Indian religionist stirs to a vibration that reaches him from those far off ages Darshana and Tantra and Purana, Shaivism & Vaishnavism, orthodoxy & heresy are merely so many imperfect understandings of Ved
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'Isha Upanishads' by Sri Aurobindo - Page 1 of 50 Chapters for a Work on the Isha Upanishad   [1] The Isha Upanishad   The Puranic account supposes us to have left behind the last Satya period, the age of harmony, and to be now in a period of enormous breakdown, disintegration and increasing confusion in which man is labouring forward towards a new harmony which will appear when the spirit of God descends again upon mankind in the form of the Avatara called Kalki, destroys all that is lawless, dark and confused and establishes the reign of the saints, the Sadhus, those, that is to say,—if we take the literal meaning of the word Sadhu, who are strivers after
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Isha Upanishad/Isha Upanishad.htm
  Sri Aurobindo in 1908 Part One   Translation and Commentary Published by Sri Aurobindo Isha Upanishad   Isha Upanishad     1 All this is for habitation1 by the Lord, whatsoever is individual universe of movement in the universal motion By that renounced thou shouldst enjoy; lust not after any man's pos
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/Isha Upanishad/The Upanishad in Aphorism.htm
The Upanishad in Aphorism   THE ISHA UPANISHAD   For the Lord all this is a habitation whatsoever is moving thing in her that moves.   Why dost thou say there is a world? There is no world, only One who moves. What thou callest world is the movement of Kali; as such embrace thy world-existence In thy all-embracing stillness of vision thou art Purusha and inhabitest; in thy outward motion and action thou art Prakriti and the builder of the habitation Thus envisage thy being. There are many knots of the movement and each knot thy eyes look upon as an object; many currents and each current thy mind sees as force and tendency Forces