Niralamba Upanishad falls in the category of Yajurvavediya Upanishads. This Upanishad talks about a lot of subjects through questions and answers. The subjects that have been talked about are Brahma, Lord, Karma, Humans etc. The significance of humans and their world has been explained through these questions and answers. This Upanishad talks about knowledge and intellect through a medium of conversations.
Niralamba Upanishad Knowledge
Niralamba Upanishad comprises of a lot of questions which solve many doubts and queries. This Upanishad answers questions like ‘Who is Brahma’, ‘Who is God’, ‘What is nature’, ‘Who and what are Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Indra, death, sun, moon, demons, happiness-sorrow, heaven-hell, salvation, humans, male, female, animals, Karma, Knowledge etc’. All these things have been discussed in Niralamba Upanishad.
All these questions have been answered in this Upanishad. This Upanishad helps in an understanding of Lord Brahma’s knowledge. Lord Brahma resides in everything including earth, fire, water, air, skies, knowledge etc. He is the most powerful and is free from everything. He neither has a beginning nor an end. Lord is peaceful, charming, attractive and is full of knowledge. He is known by a lot of different names including, Lord, God, Brahma etc.
When this Lord or Brahma flows his energy and knowledge into another being, he takes the form of this being’s soul. This form is the basis of all energy and life present on earth. The Lord is the one who creates this nature in which a person can survive. Everyone is powerless in front of him.
Brahma is free from any sort of body. Brahma, Vishnu, Indra, Rudra, Yam, Sun, Moon, Devas, Demons, Animals, Male, Female, Brahmana etc are Lord’s different forms. In the same way, blood, flesh or bones are not the soul of a person. Lord Brahma resides in everyone and controls their Karma through the mind and the body. Hence, considering every being as different is not right as Lord Brahma resides in everything and every being. One only receives sorrow by doing so.
One can only go to heaven through truth and devotion. Being entangles in worldly matters takes one to hell. An ego of a person destroys every good deed that he has done. Caste, household, family, friends, karma and even dharma are all worldly matters that keep you entangled. Even fasting, thinking about salvation, Yagya etc are all forms of the same matter.
Only a person understanding Lord Brahma can attain salvation. He is free from everything including all desires, wants, sorrow, happiness etc. Such a person walks on the path of salvation unlike someone with an ego, pride and arrogance who can never attain salvation. Lord Brahma is the ultimate truth and the creator of everything. Whosoever understands this is able to gain Lord Brahma’s immense knowledge.
Lord Brahma has been gives the highest place over everything and has been considered different from soul, mind, body and everything else. A true sanyasi is a person who denies material life including all desires and wants and ultimately devotes himself to Lord Brahma. Such a sanyasi is free from everything and should be worshipped. This Upanishad talks about this fact only that salvation means accepting that nothing is true and pure except Lord Brahma. This is the moral of Niralamba Upanishad.
Niralamba Upanishad Importance
Niralamba Upanishad talks about Lord Brahma’s magnificence. A person is able to attain salvation when his heart is filled with Lord Brahma’s knowledge and there is nothing else left. He also has to sacrifice all desires and wants in life. Devoting himself to Lord Brahma is the only way by which one can understand the true meaning of Niralamba. Sacrificing pride and arrogance makes him reach the highest levels of knowledge. Lord Brahma can only be found through sacrifices made and by denying all desires and wants. This is the significance of Niralamba Upanishad.
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