Mantram-3. " Sounaka's question after approaching the teacher.... 'Angira.' "
Discussion-5. the term in the second line of the mantram : "Vidhivat" ...
"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 ....