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