Mundakopanishad : Santi Mantram ( Peace Invocation ) -13.
Santi Mantram :
Discussion-9. "The herm "Sruti" itself means " that which is heard." .......
Again, unlike the philosophy and philosophical text books in Europe, in Bharatham Upanishads were not commodities for growing rich or instruments for earning applauses.
To the West, philosophy is one of the avenues for self-gratification and self satisfaction; in the East, to the Rishi-s and their true children, the Hindu-s, philosophy is is for Self-adoration and Self-attainment.
Hence they, as it were, chose to remain behind the screen and sincerely felt that the knowledge they gained and gave expressions to, was not their's.
They only happen to hear the Mantra-s from within themselves as though spoken by somebody other than themselves.
"The term 'Sruti' itself means 'that which is heard'. "
Next : Discussion - 10. "Guru-Sishya Parampara" .... "West and East"...
To be continued ....