Karma Yoga Sastra -Tilak
THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ABSOLUTE SELF
Desire, asat, sat etc., and he ultimately frankly admits that this question is beyond the grasp of human Reason. In the fourth k5, the fundamental Brahman has been referred to as asat; but that ward cannot be interpreted as meaning 'nothing'; because, already in the second rca, there is a clear statement that ' It is'. Not only in this hymn, but in the Rg-Veda and the Vajasaneyi Samhita, moot questions have been asked, making use of the language of ordinary parlance, by comparing the visible world with a sacrifice ( yajna ), and asking from where the ingredients such as, clarified butter, dried sticks etc. necessary for performing the yajna were initially brought ; or, by taking the illustration of a house, and asking the question as to from where the timber ( funda- mental Prakrti ) for constructing this imposing edifice of ether and the earth, which is actually visible to the eyes, out of one Fundamental qualityless Substance, was brought; such as, "kim svid vanam ka u sa vrksa asa yato dyavaprthivi nistataksuh .
References And Context
- ( See Mun. 1. 1. 9 )
- (Rg. 10. 90. 3 )
- ( Rg. 10. 130. 3 )
- ( Rg. 10. 31. 7 ; 10. 81. 4 ;' Vaja. Sam. 17. 20 )