Mundakopanishad : Santi Mantram ( Peace Invocation ) -9.





Mundaka-Upanishad :


Santi Mantram :


Discussion-5. "Ivocations to (the Nature) Indra, Vayu (wind), Surya ( Sun) etc .....


Again,  not  only  they  ( Rishi-s  and  people of  Ancient  Bharatham)  lived  in  a  spirit  of  complete  renunciation  and  acted  on  the  principle  of  Universal  love,  but  that  perfect  generation,  perfect  in  every  sense  of  the  term,  was  never  blind  to  the  necessities  of  the  physical  and  the  material  world.


They  never  complained  of  life.


With  an  appetite,  they  wooed  life  and  were  ever  impatient  in  their  thirst  for  more  of  it :

This  is  evident  from  their  prayers,  that  the  Lord  of  the  Universe  must  bless  them  to  live  "the  enire  span  of  life  allotted"  to
them   in  all  health  and  perfect  vitality.



Their  invocations  to  Indra,  Vayu,  Surya etc.....,  make  us  remember  that  "Rama  and  Krishna ...and  other  Gods  worship  came  to  much  later  age.

They  were  deities  that  were  sanctioned  in  the  "Puranik  times.

In  the  'Vedik  period,  the  Masters  knew  only  five  Great  Elements  and  such  other  manifestations  to  be  the  Divine  personalities, the "Devatha-s."



They  are  invoked  here  by  both  Guru  and  the  Sishya.



Next : Discussion-6. No  peace-invocation  concludes  without  thrice  repeating  or  invoking  "Santhi".

To be continued   ...  


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