Mundakopanishad : " Explanation about the higher Knowledge " Mantram-6.
Mantram-6. ( Explanation about the higher Knowledge )
Discussion-5. "Ungraspable" ........ ( 'agrahyama' ) ---first line of the mantram...
Ungraspable : If it is not seen, a doubt may arise in our mind ---- it can, probably, be grasped by the mind; and this is negated by the Mother Sruti with her expression, "Agrahya."
Mind cannot conceive the Truth, sice the capacity to conceive the Truth, is not lent to the mind by the Life Centre which it is trying to conceive.
Let us try an example : A driver at the steering-wheel, while driving, cannot be run over by the same car.
The moment n the driver leaves his seat and rushes to the front of the car, it stops since it has no motionof its own, and so cannot knock him down and run over him!
Similarly, the 'Atma' --- the dynamic power behind the mind that vitalises the mind ---- that makes it possible for the mind to grasp things --- cannot be grasped independently by the mind.
Should the mind grasp the Reality, it should "stand apart from the object," it so grasps; and the moment the mind divorces itself from its connections with the 'Atma,' it becomes a dead inert stuff which cannot grasp any idea anymore.
Hence we say that the Supreme is "UNGRASPABLE".
Next : Discussion - 6. "Unoriginated".....
To be continued ....