I will expand on the fourth verse of Ishavasya Upanishad. Please recite along with me.
अनेजदेकं मनसो जवीयो नैनधेवा आप्नुवन्पुर्वमर्षत् |
तद्धावतोऽन्यानत्येत तिष्ठत् तस्मिन्नपो मातरिश्वा दधाति ||
Anejadhekam Manaso Javeeyo Nainadhdheva Aapnuvanpurvamarshath |
ThadhDhaavathonyanathyetha Thishttath Thasminnapo Maatharishva dhadhDhaathi ||
Understand, yesterday I was expanding on why these qualities of Consciousness, Eesha, are described. As I said, even if you describe a negative quality, Eesha becomes Eeshwara. The moment you try to perceive, relate, connect, even to become one with Eesha, he has to grace us as Eeshwara. Only then he can make us as Eesha.
Please listen! Again and again, I repeat, “Aham” can never become “Shivoham”. Only Shiva can extend himself and just take the whole “Aham” inside and radiate as “Shivoham”. Eesha, the pure space, the Consciousness, without any attributes, you cannot even give the attribute of “Super-Consciousness” or “Super Super-Consciousness”. The attributeless. I can say, “attributeless” is not a proper word; that word doesn’t convey the meaning. “Unattributable” – you cannot attribute anything. That Consciousness, the moment you try to describe, positively or negatively, the moment you try to describe – ‘Oh, it is compassionate. It is ever-loving. It is graceful.’ – then you are giving a positive description. Or, if you do negative description – ‘It cannot be realized by mind, speech, senses, where the life energy moves and expands.’ – where you give the negative description – ‘Gods of senses cannot overtake and go beyond it.’ – “Nainadhdheva Aapnuvanpurvamarshath” (नैनधेवा आप्नुवन्पुर्वमर्षत्), ‘It cannot be cut by the sword and what not’.
Understand, whether you give positive attributions or negative descriptions, the Eesha becomes Eeshwara to support us to experience Eesha. But Eesha and Eeshwara are not two; it is pure Oneness. Listen! Eesha and Eeshwara are not two; it is pure Oneness.
That is why working on the Consciousness, whether during the positive attributes, or through the negative descriptions, makes us experience Eesha, the Consciousness. Read More