Monday, July 24, 2006

Isha Upanishad verse 1

Isha Upanishad verse 1

The Lord is enshrined in the hearts of all

"If all the Upanishads and all the other Scriptures happened all of a
sudden to be reduced to ashes, and if only the first verse in the
Ishopanishad were left in the memory of the Hindus, Hinduism would
live forever" -- Mahatma Gandhi

îsHâ vâsyamidaM sarvaM yat kiñca jagatyâM jagat,
tena tyaktena bhuñjîthâ mâ gRidhaH kasya sviddhanam. 1.

ॐ ईशा वास्यमिदँ सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत् ।
तेन त्यक्तेन भुञ्जीथा मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम् ।। १ ।।

The Lord is enshrined in the hearts of all.
The Lord is the supreme Reality.
Rejoice in him through renunciation.
Covet nothing. All belongs to the Lord.

For various translations (and word breakup) of this verse, please see
Ishopanishad on Sanskrit texts

ananda – Sun, 28/05/2006 – 4:50am