Mundakopanishad : "Answer by Rishi 'Angira' ( to 'Saunaka' ) : 'Knowledge is of two types'. " -Mantram-4.
Mantram-4. "Answer by Rishi 'Angira' ( to 'Saunaka' ) : 'Knowledge is of two types'. "
Tasmai sa hovaca ---
dve vidye veditavye iti ha sma yad
Brahma-vido vadanti, para caivapara ca.
tasmai = to him ( Sishya Saunaka);
sah = He ( Guru Rishi Angira );
ha uvaca = said;
dve = two;
vidye = knowledges;
veditavye = to be aqiured;
iti = that;
ha tat = which;
brahmavidah = those who know 'Brahmam' (the great seersof Upanishads);
vadanti sma = usually say;
para = higher;
ca = and;
eva = also;
apara = lower;
ca = also.
" To him ( Saunaka) Angria Maharishi said : 'There are two knids of knowledge to be aquired, namely, Apara and Para ---
lower and higher. So say those ( the great seers of the Upanishads) who know 'Brahmam' ."
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