Moving on to Isha

So we’re moving onto our second Upanishad which is called ‘Isha’. This one begins with the introduction: ” Life in the world and life in the spirit are not incompatible. Work, or action, is not contrary to knowledge of God, but indeed, if performed without attachment, is a means to it. On the other hand, renunciation is renunciation of the ego, of selfishness – not of life. The end, both of work and of renunciation, is to know the Self within and Brahman without, and to realise their identity. The Self is Brahman, and Brahman is all.”

The Upanishads are powerful stories, which through repetition and clarity instruct us how to live our lives well. Yoga is a way of life and we’re learning all the time. Learning to let go of attachment is a big lesson…