Mundakopanishad : " Explanation about the higher Knowledge " Mantram-6.





Mundaka-Upanishad

Chapter-1,

Section-1,

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"!

Next : Summation :

To be continued  ....


       

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