Mundakopanishad : " Nature of higher and lower knowledge" -Mantram-5.
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.
Next : Mantram-6.
To be continued ....