The essence of Kenopanishad is—asking, seeking the source of the Whole.
Understand, seeking the source of you is essence of Isavasya Upanishad.
Seeking the Source of the Whole is the essence of Kenopanishad.
Seeking what happens after death is the source of, that’s the essence of Kathopanishad.
Each Upanishad, please understand, carefully you have to listen now. Each Upanishad gives a thought current, not answers, no.
If you read Isavasya Upanishad you’re not going to have the answer for “Who am I?”
If you read Kenopanishad, you are not going to have the answer for “What is the source of all this?” No.
If you read Kathopanishad, you’re not going to have the answer for “What happens after death?” No.
But if you contemplate, if you do manana, if you entertain, engage with the thought current this Upanishad opens up in you, suggests in you, you will have answers. You will have experience, you will have experiential solutions.
If you entertain the thought current of Isavasya Upanishad, you will simply have solution for the problem of —“Who am I?”
The identity crisis will just dissolve the pratyagātma caitanya jāgratam – the individual consciousness awakening, will simply happen in your system. And, listen carefully…Upanishads are penned down in such a way, if you start entertaining them, start cherishing them, celebrating them, they open up experiences in you, but you can never make a shop out of them. Means, you can’t sell the ideas from Upanishads; because in no Upanishad, no conclusion will be given to you as dos and don’ts. Do this, don’t do that, no. Vidhi niśedha cannot be given.
I am fortunate I am born in a tradition where you can’t make a franchise. You can’t make a franchisee, the franchisee religions. The Vedic tradition is so pure, it can only give thought currents. You enjoy, celebrate the thought currents, you will find solutions for your life. Continue reading “Upanishads should not be eaten like a rasgulla, but have to be enjoyed like sugarcane!”