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Mantram-17.



Discussion- 2. "May  you  remember  what  you  did  in  the  past? "  .....


A  man,  after  the  realisation  of  his  Self,  will  thereafter  face  death  as  happily  as  he  would  face  life  and  its  changing  vicissitudes.


Thereafter,  to  him  death  is  not  a  tragic  culmination  but,  in fact,  it  is  a  joyous  beginning  of  an  immortal  existence.




Thus,  his  only  cry  would  be  that  his  prana  should  merge  with  the  all-pervading  air :

{ Vayu, the  opening  term  in  this  mantram,  is  "the  freed  Spirit"  according  to  some  commentators,  and  means  "not  (a)   housed  ( nilam)".   Thus  it  can  give  the  suggestion  of  "the  Self  which  is  no  more  encased  in  or  imprisoned  by  any  material  vehicle." When  it  is  anilam,  then  it  automatically  becomes  Immortal  ( amrtam )  ---  for,  the  sense  of  mortality  is  due  to  the  destruction  of  the  body.}


and  that  this  body   must  go  back  to  the  dust  from  which  it  had  come.



As  regards  his  mind,  he  cries  :  "May  you  remember  what  you  did  in  the  past" meaning, :

the  Great  achievement,  the  Supreme  experience.

 
 To be continued  ...

Next : Discussion-3. Summation.....

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