The message of the Upanishads is the life divine, the life of transformed humanity and the life of an illumined earth-consciousness. The Upanishads tell us that the renunciation of desire-life is the fulfilling enjoyment of world-existence. This renunciation is neither self-denial nor self-rejection. This renunciation demands the transcendence of ego, to breathe in freely the life-energy of the soul and yet to live a dynamic and active life in the world, where one can achieve Infinity's Height, Eternity's Delight and Immortality's Light.
In the silent recesses of the Upanishadic heart, we see and feel a splendid combination of the soul's spirituality and life's practicality. Its understanding embraces all the foibles of weak humanity. Its universal love is the song of self-offering.
Each major Upanishad is a pathfinder in the forest of experience that comprises human life. Each major Upanishad offers us the intuitive knowledge and the inner courage to find our way through the labyrinth of curves and dead ends, doubts and subterfuges.
Source – the book titled Commentaries on the Vedas, the Upanishads & the Bhagavad Gita by Sri Chinmoy
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