Mundakopanishad : "Summing up" Mantram-9.





Mundaka-Upanishad


Chapter-1,


Section-1,


Mantra-9. ( "Summing  up" )


"Yah  sarvajnah  sarva-vid  yasya  jnana-mayam  tapah


tasmad-etad  brahma  nama  rupam-annam  ca  jayate."



Iti  Mundakopanishadi  prathama-mundake  prathamah  khandah



yah  =  he,  who;

sarvajnah  =  all-knowing,  aware  of  all;

sarva-vid  =  all-wise,  knower  of  all;

yasya  =  whose;

jnana-mayam  =  full  of  knowledge;

tapah  =  austerity,  concentrated  thought;

tasmat  =  from  that;

etat  =  these;

brahma  =  Brahma,  the  Creator  ( Hiranyagarbha );

nama  =  names;

rupam  =  forms;

annam  =  nourishment;

ca  =  also;

jayate  =  is  produced.


"From  the  'Brahmam'  ( the  Supreme  Reality )  ---  who   not  only  is  aware  of  the  total  happenings  in  the  world  but  is  equally  in  the  know  of  all  the  details  of  happenings  every  minute,  whose  very  thought  is  of  nature  of  knowledge,  ---  are  all  these  produced :  the  Creator,  names  and  forms,  and  nourishment  for  all."


Discussion-1. With  this  mantram,  the  first  section  of  the  first  Chapter  of  the  Mundakopanishad  is  completed.

Naturally,  Sruti  is  trying  to  summarise  the  entire  chapter  in  a  pregnant  statement,  at  once  brief  and  beautiful.

Next : Discussion-2. "two  expressions,  "Sarvajnah  and  Sarvavid" ------

To be continued  ...    

 




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