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-8. " Here  in  this  Upanishad how  Guru-sishya context  ........"


In  theUpanishad  now  under  discussion,  we  have  the  great  question  put  by  the  disciple  to  his  Master.

The  very  question  in  its  philosophical  implication  soars  to  the  giddy  heights  of  the  transcendental,  a  height  at  which  the  mind  forgets  to  flutter  about,  the  intellect  dares  not  to  repeat  its  frog-leaps.



Ordinarily  the  material  world  in  its  field  of  enquiry  comes  to  gain  a  knowledge,  which  is  the  knowledge  of  things.

We  have  thus  a knowledge  of  astrology,  a  knowledge  of  astronomy,  a  knowledge  of  physics,  a  knowledge  of  the  table,  of  the  book,  of  the  pen,  of  ths,  of  that,  etc.

All  these  give  but  a  qualified  knowledge  and  not  knowledge  as  such.

The  disciple  is  here  asking  for :   "that  knowledge  knowing  which  all  the  other  knowledges  become  known",  without  which  no  other  knowledge  is  possible,  the  Knowledge  in  which  all  the  other  knowledges  exist  and  maintain  themselves.

Next : Discussion-9. Final stage on  mantram-3.

To be continued  ....


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