Upanishads : " The Cream of Vedas"
Vedanta ( Veda +anta i.e; the end of Vedas ) as the literal meaning connotes comprises the philosophical portion of Vedas, called the Upanishads.
Of about 280 Upanishads unearthed so far, 108 have been accepted as authorised texts , and out of them have been commented upon by great Acharyas lika Sri Sankaracharya , Sri Ramanjacharya, Sri Madhavacharya and thus are classified as major.
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Mundakopanishad : " Explanation about the higher Knowledge " Mantram-6.
Mantram-6. ( Explanation about the higher Knowledge )
Discussion-11. "Bhuta Yoni" significance of this term.....(see first part of the .last line of the mantram)
Bhuta Yoni : ( As the womb of 'matter' )
Every effect has a cause.
There is no effect without a cause.
Causation-hunting is the very function of the intellect ( buddhi ).
Where there is no cause-effect-relationship, the intellect is stultified.
So, to a disciple, who is in the plane of the intellect, a teacher must talk in terms of the student's own native language, the language of causation.
Hence the scripture here says that the ultimate cause for all the world of perishable and changing names and forms is that Eternal Factor which has been so inimitably defined in the earlier portions of this very same mantram.
To say that the Eternal is the source of the finite is something like saying :
"the delusory 'Serpent' came from the 'Rope' or the 'Ghost' from the 'Post' or all the 'Pots' came out of the clay "WOMB"!
( The Scriptural Treatise )
"Harih Aum, Aum,-ityetad-aksharam-idam sarvam
tasyopa-vyakhyanam bhutam bhavad-bhavisyad iti
sarvam-onkara eva, yac-canyat-trikalatitam
Harih Aum = symbol of para Brahmam;
Aum iti = Omkara ( iti ) thus;
etat aksharam = this syllable;
idam sarvam = ( is ) all this;
tasya = of that ( Omkara );
upa-vyakhyanam = a clear exposition;
bhutam = the past;
bhavat = the present;
bhavishyat = ( and ) the future;
iti = thus ( belonging to );
sarvam = all this;
Omkara eva = ( is ) Omkara only;
yat = that which is;
ca = and;
anyat = anything else;
trikala atitam = beyond ( the three periods of ) time;
tat = that;
api = also;
Omkarah = ( is ) Omkara;
eva = only.
"Harih Aum, Aum, the word, is all this. A clear explanation of it is ( the following )" : -