Niṣkriyā   Leave a comment

Sri Matre Namaha

Niṣkriyā – The One Hundred & Eighty Second name in Lalitha Sahasranamam.

She who is not attached to action

She has no limbs, no body in Her Highest form. So she is not attached to action whether injuncted or prohibited.

Or the name may mean one who has become the doer and the cause without being attached to the actions

She does not get involved in actions. It is wrong to interpret this nama as ‘She is without action’. She is the kinetic energy and vimarsha form of the Brahman or Shiva and as such She cannot be without action.

As we have discussed earlier, the Brahman is the combination of static and kinetic energy. It is obvious that kinetic energy is always associated with action. But, if you look at this nama from the angle of nirguna Brahman (the formless form) She does not get involved in action, as the Brahman does not get associated with actions but acts only as a witness.

Secondly, only the physical body is subject to actions and such actions may be good or bad. Depending on such actions, karmas accrue to the soul. Chandogya Upanishad says that one without a physical body is not affected by good or evil actions. Karmas affect only the physical body. The Upanishad points out that a self-realized person though has a gross body, he does not take cognizance of his body as he does not consider himself different from the Brahman. For such persons, their actions do not create karmas.

Krishna also says ‘whose life is one of self-realization and who is satisfied in the Self only; there is no duty (action) for him’. (Gita. III.17)

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Posted July 1, 2012 by UdayaBhaaskarBulusu

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