The Isha Upanishad goes straight to the heart of the problem of God and Nature, with its first 8 words: “Isavasyamidam sarvam yat kinca jagatyam jagat”.
- Isha and Jagat
- God and Nature
- Spirit and World are the two poles between which our consciousness revolves.
God/Isha/Spirit is the very basis of man’s existence. The Eternal is seated solely in all His creations. The Lord inhabits everything in this universe – that is the meaning of the first verse of the Isha Upanishad. From the brilliant sun to a beautiful rose, from the Gods to Titans, from man to the insect which he crushes under his feet, everything is His temple and mansion. All was created in this universe for Him and His enjoyment of the multiplicity as well as the unity of His being. It is for the habitation of the Lord that all exists in the universe whether moving or unmoving.