More About Yajnavalkya Upanishad

via IISH Communication Team published on August 22, 2008

THURSDAY MESSAGE 21st  August 2008 (SERIES NO.119).

YAJNAVALKYA UPANISHAD. You might have heard about Emperor Janaka whose name is
mentioned in almost all the Indian literature and the only name of a king
mentioned in Bhagavath Geetha, by Lord Krishna as an ideal person.  He  became a
sanyaasi (aathmajnaani)  and got elevated into the level of a Maharshi. He gives
the advise about the  aathmajnaana to (another Maharshi) Yajnavalkhya (who
composed Yajurveda)in this Upanishad.

1. Explanation is  on sanyaasa , (sanyaasi = a scholarly  saint).

2 He explains the knowledge of absolute truth in the universe.

3. The happiness derived for the sanyaaasi when he becomes the embodiment of
the Vedic and Upanishadic knowledge.

4. Janaka explains the  sacraments performed during a life term which is known
as shodasa karma. 

5. This  shodasa samskaara  or karma  starts  from the union   of the ovum and
sperm of the parents  and till the last breath of the man. i.e  Garbhaadanam to
anthyeshti. 

6. He (Janaka) explains  further on  mind  and its multifaceted performance. 

7. The control  of mind and through that  controlling the  five sensory organs
and five functional organs.

8. Analyses the   mind, thought, memory, analyzing capability, intelligence
and wisdom and  explains in few lines are done.

9.  Finally the  working principle of the mind  and 

10. Getting detachment from all the worldly affairs/luxuries and
relinquishing/giving up/ sacrificing from the attachments in the life.

ACHIEVEMENTS OF IISH: A series 28 lectures were organized in various districts
of Keralam  and Kanyakumari district OF TN. Lecture programs in IIT,
universities, cultural and spiritual organizations in  Madras. Full fledged
exhibition of the IISH learning materials in Coimbatore Aryavaidya Pharmacy,
international ayurveda seminar venue. 

VIDUROPADESHA: ( from hereafter the  upadesa given by Prahlada  is quoted  by
Vidura to Dhrutharasthra. It is the part of Viduropadesha ) ……

98. The King /leader/ manager should give up anger  and luxuries and utilize
the money for good purposes. 

99. He should know  the dharmic messages of life scientifically.

100. He should be capable of doing things systematically and quickly  so that
his followers appreciate him and sincerely follow the leader’s  guidance and
advise.

101. A leader should establish /get the trust and faith of his followers.

102. He should punish his followers if and only if the  crime/mistake  is
proved  beyond doubt

103. The leader should be powerful and   should be the embodiment of patience.

104.  That leader (only) will prosper and remain in the position for a life
period.

105. The leader should never make fun of  the weak and should not fight  with
the strong.

106. He should be in a position to act boldly whenever needed (should never
become a coward during crisis).

107. Should behave  courageously during the crisis without any dejection,
sorrow and confusion. 

108. He should also have the tolerance and capacity to suffer the pain of the
set backs and  failures always. 

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