If I have to put the whole Vedic Tradition in one word: Live! That’s all. Live!


कुर्वन्नेवेह कर्माणि जिजीविषेच्छत्ग्ण् समाः |

एवं त्वयि नान्यथेतोऽस्ति न कर्म लिप्यते नरे ॥

kurvanneveha karmaaNi jijeeviShechChathgN^ samaaH |
evaM thvayi naanyaThethoaAsthi na karma lipyathe nare ||

The translation says:

“Even while doing deeds here, one may desire to live a hundred years, Thus, on you, not otherwise, that this is it, the deed adheres, not the man.”

Listen! This verse is the essence of Vedic Tradition. Again and again and again insists, Vedic Tradition is all FOR LIFE! If I have to put the whole Vedic Tradition in one word: LIVE! That’s all! LIVE! Live so powerfully, so clearly, that all your patterns, engrams, fears, don’t find any place; you are just radiating; you are just overflowing. LIVE! LIVE! LIVE!

This verse is actually a “blessing”. See, the Upanishadic rishis expect you to achieve everything just by the first verse:

ईशावास्यमिदं सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत् ।
  तेन त्यक्तेन भुञ्जीथा मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम् ॥ 1 
॥Eeshaavaasyamidham Sarvam Yathkincha Jagathyaam Jagath |
  Thena Thyakthena Bhunjeethaa Maa Gridhah Kasyasviddhanam ||

Over! They don’t expect you to have any doubt. The kind of a space they are carrying, rishis feel with this verse you are enlightened! Now you just need a blessing. A disciple who is enlightened needs the blessing from the guru. Actually, this verse –

कुर्वन्नेवेह कर्माणि जिजीविषेच्छत्ग्ण् समाः |

एवं त्वयि नान्यथेतोऽस्ति न कर्म लिप्यते नरे ॥

kurvanneveha karmaaNi jijeeviShechChathgN^ samaaH |

evaM thvayi naanyaThethoaAsthi na karma lipyathe nare ||

this verse is a “blessing”.

Listen! Listen! Listen! I am telling you:

Kurvan (कुर्वन्) means: “Performing”.

Eva (एव) means: “Alone”.

Iha (इह): “In this world”.

Karmaani (कर्माणि) means: “As per the earlier sutras, the earlier sutra, from that context working, being active, established in the cognition of the earlier sutras, earlier verse – Eeshaavaasyamidham Sarvam Yathkincha Jagathyaam Jagath (ईशावास्यमिदं सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत्)”.

Jijeevisheth (जिजीविषेत्): “You should desire to live”. Please understand, you should not fall into depression, collapse, knowing that ‘All change is established in change, and it is Consciousness; so what is there?’ No! No! It should not make you feel tired or bored.

ShathgN^ Samaaha (शत्ग्ण् समाः) means: Literally it means “Hundred years”. But, I will clearly tell you: “Hundreds of years”! Those days, “hundred” was a figure, number, like….just to tell “forever and ever”, they say “hundreds of years”! So it is not “A hundred years”. “Hundreds of years”! ShathgN^ Samaaha (शत्ग्ण् समाः)!

Evam (एवं): “Thus”.

Thvayi (त्वयि): “You”.

Na (न): “Not”.

Anyatha (अन्यत): “Other alternative”.

Asthi (अस्ति): “Is”.

Na (न): “Not”.

Karma (कर्म): “Work”.

Lipyathey (लिप्यते): “Adheres”.

Narey (नरे): “Man”

IthaH (इतः) “Than this”.

Now I will give you the whole translation. Actually, in this verse, the Upanishads are declaring, by internalizing the great, beautiful, great, beautiful, first verse of the Ishavasya Upanishad –

ईशावास्यमिदं सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत् ।
तेन त्यक्तेन भुञ्जीथा मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम् ॥ 1 ॥

Eeshaavaasyamidham Sarvam Yathkincha Jagathyaam Jagath |
Thena Thyakthena Bhunjeethaa Maa Gridhah Kasyasviddhanam ||

by internalizing this verse, by making that verse as your cognition, now the rishis are telling you, Upanishad is declaring: “Live forever in this cognition”.

Sometimes when you feel, ‘Everything is God, everything is Consciousness; so what is there for me? Come on, get a blanket. Let me do Nidhra Devi Puja!’ Everyone wants to do that one puja happily! Unfortunately, many are not able to do even that puja! “Nidra Devi Puja” means: Falling asleep!

Listen! Knowing this truth, don’t give up on yourself! Don’t give up on yourself! This truth should be inspiring you, exciting you, entertaining you, expanding you. Actually, when you internalize that ‘there is no need to worry about anything, change is established in change, and even the change established in change is Pure Consciousness’, actually you become free from all fears and greed. You become so excited, alive, living, bubbling, joyful! You just know your whole life is in front of you! I tell you, when you feel your whole life is in front of you, with so much of excitement, then you look at them again, look at the Upanishadic rishis, Upanishads, ‘Now what do you want me to do?’ Then Upanishad is giving the blessing:

‘O, beings, enjoy the life! Live the life being established in this cognition and living!”

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About Sri Nithya Sadashivatmananda

Initiated disciple of His Holiness Sri Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda Swamiji.