Mundakopanishad : "Answer by Rishi 'Angira' ( to 'Saunaka' ) : 'Knowledge is of two types'. " -Mantram-4.






Mundaka-Upanishad


Chapter-1,


Section-1,


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   ....

      

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