Mundakopanishad : ( Attainment of heaven by performing 'Agnihotram' rirual properly ). Mantram-5 & 6.
Section-2. ( Rituals )
Mantram-5 & 6. ( Attainment of heaven by performing 'Agnihotram' rirual properly )
Discussion- 1. "Karma kandam of Veda-s ........."
Earlier, the Upanishad pointed out the governing the eternal promises of 'Karma-Kandam or the ritualistic portion of the Vedam.
Now, this mantram explains that when one has strictly followed, as per all the rules, the rituals advocated, he will be the arch-angel to guide the departed soul to the realms of its experiences, its own fruits and actions.
The Scripture says that the very "ahuti" --- potency, in the form of a sun;s ray would guide the subtle body ( the 'Atma' ).
The mantram, without the necessary background for it, would read as though it is some fantastic story, believed by a " a humanity at its childhood."
The western readers of our scriptures have often come to this hasty conclusion, and our young intellects shaped and stamped out in the mill of western education will also indulge in parrot-like repetition of these erroneous and absurd conclusions.