The Ishavasya Upanishad, which contains 18 mantras, is not an Upanishad in the strictest sense. It is the concluding chapter of the Sukla Yajurveda's Samhita section, called Vajasaneya Samhita. However, because it teaches about the Supreme Brahman, it is referred to as an Upanishad. This Upanishad describes the Supreme Brahman, the methods for attaining Him, and the benefits of attaining Him. That is, it discusses tattva, hita, and purushartha. Vedanta Desika has only commented on this Upanishad because it fully represents the Visishtadvaita philosophy. The Ishavasyopanishad begins by stating that this world belongs to the Supreme One and that we should enjoy it with a sense of detachment. The first mantra implies that the Supreme Being is distinct from jivas and matter.
Isavasya Upanishad takes the form of a directive from a teacher to a disciple, laying out the realities — tattva, hita, and purushartha — in the order of the Brahmasutra.
- Publisher: Gita Press, Gorakhpur
- Language: Sanskrit Text with Hindi translation
- Pages: 48
- Cover: Paperback
- Product Type: Religious Books
- Weight: 50grams
- Size: 8inchX5.5inch