Great Upanishat’S peaks : How can we attain the Ultimate Reality?

Picture of Lord Shiva and Shridevi Parvati

The Dual Powers of non-dual Reality:  Lord Shiva and Shri Shakti Parvati !


Hari Om! Namaste!!

We are back again with the articles in this series of Great Upanishat’S peaks. But, here is a twist 🙂 We will provide the meaning without any further elaboration.

Here is why. We have already discussed the fundamentals in earlier posts of this blog. It is important for the readers to assimilate them before they can make some progress in understanding experiential concepts in our Great Scriptures.

So, the article will be short and sweet! However, to help our readers, we will mention relevant prerequisites to clearly understand each post.

The format goes something like this:

  1. Suggested Prerequisites
  2. Original Sanskrit verse
  3. Meaning
  4. Notes

We hope it would be informative and enjoyable, as always.

Suggested Prerequisites

  1. The Pillars of Yoga
  2. FAQ

The Verse
Na vaacha na manasa praptum shakyo na chakshusha |
Asteeti bruvatoonyatra katham Tadupalabhyate? || – Katopanishat 2.3.12

Meaning: Not indeed by speech, not by mind, nor by the eye – it is to be reached. How can it be achieved by any other than one who says “It is (or It exists)”?

Notes: This verse emphasizes that the firm belief in the existence of the God  is paramount to attain the Truth. So, in the interest of time, atheists and agnostics should excuse us and exit reading immediately. 😉

The verse clearly says that our regular body machinery is not helpful to realize the Ultimate Reality(a.k.a God). So, no logic, neither so called scientific theory, nor experiment is useful in really understanding It, i.e. God. Yes, you guessed it correctly. Now it is scientists’ turn to excuse us! 🙂

In summary, our own personal experience is the only real testimony or the proof for the existence of God, period.

Om Namah Shivaya ||

– Kalidas

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