Mundakopanishad : "Summing up" Mantram-9.





Mundaka-Upanishad


Chapter-1,


Section-1,


Mantra-9. ( "Summing  up" )


Discussion-3. "the  idea  in  the  mantram"  .......



We  have  already  dealt  with  the  theory  of  the  Sruti  that  the  Supreme  Reality  through  a  process  of  brooding  invoked  the  "creative  power" that  was  already  there  and  swelling  with  
excitement  and  the  joy  of  Creation,  started  the  game  of  Creation  in  Himsemf,  by  projecting  a  dream-world  Himself,  out  of  the  very  substance  of  Himself!!



Hence   the  idea  in  the  mantram  :  "Out  of  this  total  Creative  Urge  are  created,  the  Creator,  the  names  and  forms,  and  the  nourishment  ( the  energy  to  sustain  the  lifeless  life  of  the  projected  world )  to  maintain  them."


In  Samskrtam  it  is  an  idiom,  especially  in  its  scriptural  use,  to  use  "name  and  form" which  means  our  modern  term  "individuality."

Discussions on  mantram-9. ENDS.

End  of  Chapter-1. Section-1.

Next : Chapter-1. Section-2. ( Rituals )

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

To be continued   ....




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