8a). All in one and One in all

Ishavasya Upanishad

यस्तु सर्वाणि भूतान्यात्मन्येवानुपश्यति ।
सर्वभूतेषु चात्मानं ततो न विजुगुप्सते ॥ ६॥

yastu sarvani bhutani atmanyeva anupashyati                                                                     Sarva bhooteshu cha atmanam na vijugupsate ||6||

yah – who; tu = however; sarvani = all; bhutani = living beings; atmani = in Self ; eva = alone; anupashyati = constantly sees; sarva bhuteshu =in all living being; cha = and atmanam = Self tataha = then na vijugupsate = does not feel hatred.

He who constantly sees everywhere  all existence in the SELF  and SELF in all beings and forms, thereafter feels no hatred for anything.

q8-1) How can one see all in SELF and SELF in ?

      Body mind and intellect is superimposed on SELF in ignorance.  This is like snake is superimposed on rope in darkness. Once superimposition of “I am body/mind” is removed through SELF Knowledge.  Once SELF is realized as innermost being, a wise man (jnani)   recognizes the SELF in all beings.  Essentially SELF is non dual.  Once SELF is recognized as his innermost being he is able to recognize same being in every body.

     He realizes  “I am” the SELF without attributes. I am the cognizer of all  perceptions of this body.  “I am” SELF of the nature (prakriti) which has movable and immovable forms.

     Experience depends on the position taken by the individual consciousness.  When the position is taken as “I am body”, the world appears as gross objects.  If one takes a position of  “I am witness”, then mental world of subtle objects opens up. However when ” I am Brahman” – ” I am consciousness position is taken, everything appears as consciousness only.

Q8-2) What is the effect of realization of all in SELF and SELF in all ?

One who sees SELF in all and all in SELF has transcended subject object duality. Duality s the cause of suffering in ones life.  In duality we are constantly facing a situation of like and dislike (raga, dvesha).  Realizing non dual nature of reality, such a person will be free from raga and dvesha.(attraction, repulsion).



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