Mundakopanishad : " Nature of higher and lower knowledge" -Mantram-5.






Mundaka-Upanishad


Chapter-1,


Section-1,


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


Discussion-3. 'Aksharam'  ....


Here  is  a  beautiful  pinning  upon  the  word  "Aksharam"  ( see  the  last  line  of  the  mantram),  and  probably  in  no  other  literature  in  the  world  has,  ever  a  man,  so  successfully  expressed  two  different  meanings  of  such  depth  of  significance  and  wealth  of  import  through  the  literary  trick  called  punning.


'Akasharam,'  means  that  which  has  no  destruction  ( immortal ).

And  it  also  means  the  alphabet.

Next : Discussion-4. "Para  Vidya"  .....final part of our discussion.
   
To be continued  ...





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