[Advaita-l] On the meaning of "Isavasyam"
srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 18 01:12:33 CST 2011
I had the opportunity to read the posting from the "Adwaita Academy"on
Isvasyopanishad posted by Sri Sadanandaji.
The opening line of the Upanishad starts with the statement"Isavasyamidam sarvam
yatkinca jagatyam jagat!
Tena tyaktena Bhunjita ma grdah kasyacit Dhanam".
Here,Sri,Shankara in his bhashya explains the word "Isavasyam",which is "to be
covered by Isha".He explains Vasyam as "acchaditavyaha".
But some of the commentators explain,the word,"vasyam"as the dwelling place of
For instance sriAurobindo in his commentary on this upanishad expalins that the
meaning of the word"vasyam" should be "house or living place of ishwara.He also
discounts the interpretation given by Sri.Shankara as "to be covered".Is the
second meaning more apt?
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