Adhyatma Upanishad ~ 14

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अध्यात्म उपनिषद ~ 14

event type discourse
date & time 20 Oct 1972, 8:00
location Mount Abu, meditation camp
language Hindi & English
audio Available, duration 1h 22min. Quality: good. Missing meditation part.
Sanskrit chanted sutra, followed by a Hindi and English translation of the sutra.
online audio
video Not available
online video
see also
online text find a PDF transcript of this event
shorttitle FINGER14 & THOU48
See Talk:Osho Timeline 1972#That Art Thou. English part of this event published as That Art Thou #48
CD-ROM about That Art Thou: "Originally titled "Sarvasar Upanishad" (first 17 discourses at Matheran), "Kaivalya Upanishad" (second 17 discourses at Mt. Abu) and "Adhyatma Upanishad" (last 17 discourses at Mt. Abu). Discourses were in Hindi and English, the tapes produced as "That Art Thou" are the English parts."
Reader of the sutra: Ma Yoga Taru, also chanting.
Hindi part:
(Translated as in Finger Pointing to the Moon on CD-ROM)
The sutra
Knowing oneself as unattached and indifferent as the sky, a yogi is not attached at all after that to any future actions.
Just as the sky present in a pot full of liquor is not affected by the smell of the liquor, the soul remains untouched by all happenings in spite of being present during all of them.
Just as an arrow released will not stop before piercing the aimed at object, the actions done before the happening of enlightenment will not cease to yield fruits after enlightenment happens.
An arrow released taking an animal to be a tiger, cannot be stopped midway if later on the understanding dawns that the animal was instead a cow. The arrow will hit the target with its full strength. Similarly, action already done comes to fruition even after enlightenment has happened.
One who understands that he is deathless and ever young remains one with the soul and has no relationship with the fruits of his past actions.
English part:
The sutra
The yogi, being alone and indifferent like the sky, does not even in the least attach himself with the future.
Even as the ether inside a wine jar remains untouched by the smell of wine, so the self, even in association with its covering, remains uncontaminated by its nature.
As the arrow aimed at its target cannot but hit it after it has left the bow, so the karmas performed before the advent of knowledge will yield its fruit, even after one has attained knowledge.
It implies that the fruits of karma done before realization have to be lived out.
As the arrow shot at a tiger cannot be stopped upon learning that it is a cow and not a tiger, but rather goes forth and hits its object just as forcefully.
So the action performed yields its fruits even after knowledge has been attained.
One who knows his self as ever young and deathless also remains so.
How could he even have an imagination of the bondage due to past conditions? It means that there is no relationship between the sage and his past conditionings.

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