Mundakopanishad : Santi Mantram ( Peace Invocation ) -6.






Mundaka-Upanishad :


Santi Mantram :


Discussion-2. Just  before  the  study  of  Upanishads  .....




thus  each  day,  the  Master  and  the  disciple  pray,  and  thus  invoke  the  best  in  them  to  come  out,  through  a  complete  surrender  to  the  mighty  powers  of  an  Omniscient  God-principle.



Every  word  in  the  Santi  mantram  is  a  declaration  hinting  at  the  vicious  criminal  instincts  in  ourselves.

We  have  started  employing  God,  through  prayers,  as  our  advocate,  commission  agent,  doctor  and  even  an  abetter  in  our  murderous  intentions.






This  is  not  the  fault  of  the  technique.

A  knife can  be  used  in  murdering  the  mother  or  protecting  the  family.

If  one  vicious  man  murders  his  mother  in  a  moment  of  antagonism,  because  of  that  we  cannot  declare  that  the  knife  is  a  cruel  weapon.




Similarly,  the  technique  of  prayer  is  a  blessing;  but  it  is  we,  who,  by  employing  it  for  low  purposes,  vitiate  the  very  "institution  of  prayer."

Next : Discussion-3. "The  great  Masters in  the  Upanishads   ......

To be continued  ...      


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