Prayer of the Day
Prayer from Kena Upanishad
तस्यैष आदॆशॊ यदेतद् विद्युतॊ व्यद्युतदा३ इतीन्न्यमीमिषदा३ इत्यधिदैवतम् ॥ ४.४ ॥
Hymn as Romanized text
tasyaiSha AdEshO yadetad vidyutO vyadyutadA3 itInnyamImiShadA3 ityadhidaivatam || 4.4 ||
(tasya eSha AdEshO yat etat vidyutO vyadyutaH A3 iti nyamImiShad A3 iti adhidaivatam || )
Meaning of the Prayer Hymn:
By Its order, whatever shines, shines.
That is what makes one wink.
That is the Supreme Deity.
1. vidyut - flashing; nyamImiShad - makes wink.
2. So far, the Kenopanishad illustrated through the incident in which Uma,
the Haimavati, elucidated to Indra the Supreme Shiva, Who appeared as the Yaksha.
This hymn says the glory of that God.
3. It is by the grace of the Supreme Shiva those things that shine, shine.
It is by His grace that we are able to do even the minutest activity like winking.
It is this Supreme Deity that energizes all to do grand things to even smallest activities.
This connects back to the original question the Upanishad started with,
What force is energizing the vital activities?