Mundakopanishad : ( Attainment of heaven by performing 'Agnihotram' rirual properly ). Mantram-5 & 6.






Mundaka-Upanishad


Chapter-1.


Section-2. ( Rituals )


Mantram-5 & 6.  ( Attainment  of  heaven  by  performing  'Agnihotram'  rirual  properly )


Mantram-5.


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.

Next : Discussion-2.  " Sun  in  this  mantram    ......"

To be continued  ....



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