Mundakopanishad : Introduction-2.







Mundaka-Upanishad :


Introduction :


Part-2.





After  explaining  the  Lower  and  Higher  Knowledge,  the  Changeless  Reality  is  pointed  out  to  be  all-pervadibg,  subtler  than  the  subtlest  ---  the  source  of  all.

The  creation  of  Universeis  explained,  with  three  beautiful  analogies  of  Spider,  Plants,  and  Hairs  on  the  body  of  man,  to  have  sprung  out  of  Eternal  brahmam.



Fruits  of  rituals  and  sacrifices  ( not  animal  sacrifice )  are  finite  and  transient.

Good  works,  no  doubt,  lead  them  to  heaven,  where  rewards  are  quickly  exhausted  and  they  are  flung  back  to  earth.

Sincere  Sadhakas  who  are  contented,  self-controlled  and  tranquil  are  advised  to  practice  austerity  and  meditatio  in  solitude,
approach  reverently  a  teacher  well  versed  in  scriptures  and  well  established  in  Brahmam.

Such  a  teacher  alone  can  show  him  the  path  to  Liberation.



The  Imperishable  alone  is  real.

The  things  and  beings  arise  from  Him  and  merge  back  to  Him,  just  as  innumerable  sparks  fly  upwards  from  the  blazing  fire  and  after  burning  themselves  out  merge  back  into  the  fire.

All  creatures  descend  from  the  imperishable   ----  from  Him  the  sky,  from  sky  the  rain,  from  rain  the  food,  and  from  food  the  seed  in  man  which  he  gives  to  woman.

The  Self-Illuminous  Brahmam  is  all,  ever-present  in  the  hearts  of  all.

To be continued  ...



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