Mundakopanishad : "Answer by Rishi 'Angira' ( to 'Saunaka' ) : 'Knowledge is of two types'. " -Mantram-4.






Mundaka-Upanishad


Chapter-1,


Section-1,


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' ."


Next : Discussion -1.

To be continued   ....


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