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 ....