Mundakopanishad : " Saunaka's question after approaching the teacher 'Angira.' " Mantram-3





Mundaka-Upanishad


Chapter-1,


Section-1,


Mantram-3. " Sounaka's  question  after  approaching  the  teacher.... 'Angira.'  "


Discussion-5. the term in  the  second  line  of  the  mantram  : "Vidhivat" ...

Recap :

"Such  an  attitude  of  arrogance  or  even  equality  is n ruinous  and  suicidal  for  the  seeker."


This  is  indicated  by  the  phrase  here  'vidhivat.'


The  prescibed  rule  was  that  a  disciple  should  reach  the  Master  in  a  spirit  of  humble  adoration  and  complete  surrender,  with  a  passionate  urge  to  know  and  with  an  indomitable  will  to  suffer  any  amount  of  difficulties   in  living  the  life  of  retirement  and  privations.


The  disciples  approached  the  Master-of-ancient  with  a  significant  sighn  of  their  surrender  and  their  readiness  to  serve.

When  they  approached  a  Master,  they  always  carried  in  their  hands  a  bundle  of  dry  twigs  or  a  bundle  of  fresh  margosa (neem)  twigs;  the  former  is  used  for  Sacrificial-fire  ( homa-kundam),  and  the  latter  as  the  tooth-brush.

Nothing  else  could  you  in  those  days  carry  to  the  men  of  realisation  who  remained  in  the b forests,  revelling  in  their  own  realised  perfections.

They  had  no  need  and  in  no  other  way  could  you  serve  them.

Nest : Discussion-6.  "This  prescribed  rule ............"

To be continued  ....    


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