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





Mundaka-Upanishad


Chapter-1,


Section-1,


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


Discussion-4. "Para  Vidya"  .....final part of our discussion.



Thus,  the  contents  of  the  "Para  - Vidya"   ( first part of  the  last  line  of  the  mantram  )  are  that  Knowledge  which  leads  the  pursuer  to  a  rediscovery  of  his  own  true  nature  being  nothing  but  immortal  Selfhood,  and  this  branch  of  Knowledge  is  not  in  the  wordbulk  of  the  Veda-s  but  lies  beyond  the  words  ---  in  the  sacred  and  secret  caves  of  significances,  to  reach  which  the  expressions  in  the  Veda-s  are  but  narrow  footpaths!!!.


Mother  Sruti  standing  at  every  turn  in  the  life's  thorney  paths,  not  only  instils  courage  to  the  weary  pilgrims,  but  also  significantly  points  out  to  them  the  easy  paths  which  will  take  them  to  the  eternal  rest-house  in  the  'Land  of  Perfection.'


But  the  foolish  pilgrims,  as  we  are,  intoxicated  by  our  very  vanity,  we  have  no  leisure  to  take  any  note  of  that  message  or  to  understand  Her  ( Mother Sruti )  directions.


To  a  drunken  driver  the  warning  posts  along  the  road  are  mute  impediments.


Discussions  END.

Next : Mantram-6.

To be continued  ....

 



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