Mundakopanishad : "Answer by Rishi 'Angira' ( to 'Saunaka' ) : 'Knowledge is of two types'. " -Mantram-4.
Mantram-4. "Answer by Rishi 'Angira' ( to 'Saunaka' ) : 'Knowledge is of two types'. "
Discussion-1. Introduction to Mantram ...."supreme Knowledge"
The question, you remember, was regarding the supreme Knowledge.
The disciple asked what it was.
To this, the answer given is supremely evasive in this mantram.
These are learned critics who claim this as a weakness in the 'Sastram' and its text-books.
Sri Swami Adi Sankaracharya duly meets these critics and anwer them.
Though the disciple is asking, "What is it," the Guru, discovering the entire depth of the muddied mind and measuring the real difficulty of the student, starts answering in an elaborate way.
Again, we are generally aware, in our world of extrovertedness, only of sciences dealing with knowledge of things, it is the duty of the Guru to guide the disciples, from where they are at present, to the great heights.
Next : Discussion-2. "Maharishi Angira starts his discourse ...... "
To be continued ....