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-5. Final touch by Swami Sri  Adi  Sankaracharya   .....


Unlike  these  days,  when  we  approach  a  Master  only  to  criticise  and  carp  at  him,  in  the  days  of  our  glorious  ancient  culture,  seekers  approached  the  teachers  with  a  reverence  and  adoration  the  like  of  which  is  not  seen  in  the  country  today  anywhere  ....  except,  prbably,  when  an  applicant,  after  a  couple  of  years  'soul-killing  unemployment,'  approaches  a  petty  commercial  agent  with  an  application  for  a  petty  job!


In  the  presence  of  the  Master,  the  disciple  dared  not  talk  too  much;  what  he  had  to  say,  he  said  in  the  minimum  number  of  words  leaving  half  of  it  unsaidin  suggestive  expressions  readable  to  the  kind  and  sympathetic  intelligence  of  a  Guru!


"Hence  this  answer  and  the  way  of  treatment  adopted  by  the  teacher  is  quite  appropriate,  says  Swami  Sri  Adi  Sankaracharya."

END.

Next : Mantram-5. ( Nature  of  higher  and  lower  knowledge)

To be continued  .....          


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