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Mundakopanishad : "Sequence of Creation of the Universe" Mantram-8.

 




Mundaka-Upanishad


Chapter-1,


Section-1,


Mantram-8. ( "Sequence of Creation of the Universe"  )


Discussion-5. "the  terms -'loka'  ...'Amrtam'  ...."


Here  it  may  kindly  be  noted  that  the  word  'loka'  in  its  etymological  meaning  in  'Samskrtam'
is  not  merely  this  globe  but  it  means  a  "Plane  of  Experiencing."

When  there  is  a  ' field  of  experiencing' and  when  the  above  mentioned  food,  vital-air  and  mind,  are  brought  to  play  in  this  field,  the  individuals  indulge  in  selfish  and  egoistic  actions.

Actions  end  but  in  their  reactions.

The  reactions  of  actions  are  nothing  other  than  the  very  actions  fulfilling  themselves.

These  reactions  or  the  "fruits  of  actions" are  termed  by  the  Upanishad  as  "Amrtam"
( Immortal )  again  in  a  relative  sense.

This  actions  may  end,  but  their  reactions  do  not  die  away  till  they  bring  their  effects  upon  the  mind  and  the  body.

"In  this  sense  Mother  Sruti  calls  fruits  of  actions  as  Immortal ( AMRTAM )."

Note : terms 'Loka' and  'amrtam'  find  in  the  second  line  end  of  the  mantram.

Discussions on  Mantram-8. END.

Next : Mantram-9. Last mantram of  Section-1,  of  Chapter-1.

To be continued  ....


      

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