Mundakopanishad : ( A look at the rituals ).Mantram-1.






Mundaka-Upanishad


Chapter-1.


Section-2. ( Rituals )


Mantram-1. ( A  look  at  the  rituals ).



Tad-etat  satyam  mantresu  karmani  kavayo

yany-apasyam-stani  tretayam  bahudha  santatani

tanya-caratha  niyatam  satyakama

esa  vah  panthah  sukrtasya  loke.



tat  =  that;

etat  =  this;

satyam  =  true;

mantresu  =  in  the  mantra-s;

karmani  =  karma-s,  deeds  ( ritualistic );

kavayah  =  seers;

yani  =  which;

apasyam  =  saw,  practised;

tani  =  those;

tretayam  =  in  the  treta  yugam;***

bahudha  =  much;

santatani  =  continued;

tani  =  those;

acaratha  =  saw,  practise;

niyatam  =  always;

satyakamah  =  with  a  desire  for  the  true  results  of  karmam;

esah  =  this;

vah  =  your;

panthah  =  way;

sukrtasya  =  fruits  of  karmam;

loke  =  to  the  world.




"The  various  Karma-s  which  seers  found  in  the  mantra-s  are  true  and  were  much  practised  in  the  Treta-age  ( or  in  the  three  Veda-s );  practise  them  always  with  a  desire  for  the  true  results.  This  is  your  way  for  attaining  to  the  worlds  of  the  fruits  of  Karmam."

Note : *** One  of  the  four  yugams,  i.e,  Cycles  of  Universe  viz.  1. Satya,  2.  Treta,  3. Dvapara,  4.  Kali  yugam  ----At  present  we  are  living  in  Kali-yugam  ,  appx  Kali -  completed 5000 years.

 Next : Discussion-1. "Re-cap  of  last  section......"

To be continued   ....




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