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All that which goes into the making of a home

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This is an interpretation of the most abstruse of all ancient texts, the Mandukya Upanishad.   I have only attempted the verses up to 6 of its entire 12 stanzas, the rest is technical. Some amount of intense concentration will be required to grasp the import of the verses.

Is this pastiche? Well I leave it for you to decide

All that which goes into the making of a home

The word home verily is everything

Its interpretation being-

Our Parents, Us and our Children

Are that which goes into the making of a home

Yet the home supersedes all the three generations

And exists as home alone


Lets us first think of the us part

We are the present-

We train our thoughts only on the superficial

Of course we work 24/7,

(There are the children to be considered!)

And we have 19 different interests at a time


Next are our children

They are the future

They reside in a dream land, and are at it 24/7

They have 19 billion interests

But can barely count 19 at any time


The third is our parents

They are our past

Some of them are safely underground

We can only envy their state

They are in bliss and is one with the universe


The home, strangely, is never conscious of ours, or

Our children’s or of our parent’s desires,

It’s also not conscious of itself,

It’s neither consciousness, nor unconsciousness


To all else but us it “is unseen, action less,

Incomprehensible, uninferable, unthinkable,

Indescribable”

Its only proof consists in the identity of

Ourselves with it

And this is what to be known

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Written by Sam

January 31, 2010 at 10:02 am

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