Mundakopanishad : " Explanation about the higher Knowledge " Mantram-7.





Mundaka-Upanishad


Chapter-1,


Section-1,


Mantram-7. ( "Imperishable  Brahmam" ----  cause  of  the  Universe )


Discussion-7. "third  picture" ... why,  what  for  ...Great  Rishi-s  answer ...


Again,  the  infinite  mercy  and  love  of  the  Rishi-s  forecast  that  even  this  analogy  may  in  its turn   sabotage  the  spiritual  aspirant  with  yet  another  misunderstanding  that  the  Supreme  is  a  dead,  inert,  insentient  matter  like  the  earth,  incapable  of  knowing  or  feeling.


In  order  to  avert  this  calamitous  fall  into  a  false  rut  of  thinking,  we  have  here  the  third  picture.



Sruti  says  that  the  finite  has  come   out  of  the  infinite  as  hairs  grow  on  the  head  and  the  body  of  man.

So  long  as  the  man  lives,  as  an  expression  of  his  life  in  him  we  have  the  hairs  sprouting  on  his  head  and  body.

This  entails  no  suffering  on  the  part  of  the  individual.

Nobody  can  get  even  an  hour's  leave  of  absence  from  his  office  for  the  purpose  of  hair-growing!

Effortless,  as  an  expression  of  the  very  life  in  the  man,  hairs  grow  and  thrive.

Similarly :  "the  finite  is,  in  its  own  way,  an  expression  of  the  vitality  in  the  Reality.

Next : Summation : "on Declaration and  three pictures" ....

To be continued  ....


   

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