Mundakopanishad : " Explanation about the higher Knowledge " Mantram-6.





Mundaka-Upanishad


Chapter-1,


Section-1,


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  ....        





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