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-8. "Similarity of example with the mantram ......"
Similarly, a very sacred act, performed with deep sincerity, moulds the performer's mental structure and "Vasana" contents.
This is so beautifully explained in this Mantram, when the Rishi says that the very "ahuti" in the form of ' Sun's ray', leads him to the Lord of the 'Deva's' ---- this term also needs a background understanding of the "Vedantik Prakriya."
Each sense - organ is believed by the 'Sastra-s' to be presided over by onr 'Devata' ( element ).
Thus, they ( Rishi-s ) say that the 'eye' is presided over by the ' Sun' ( Fire ); the 'ears' by the 'Space' ( Akasa) and so on...
A modern educated person, even when he/she is sincere, may come to despair at these antiquated ideas expressed in such a seemingly unscientific language.
But, it is all because we fail to understand the style of the 'Upanishad-s' or the scientific background of these expressions.
Next : Discussion-9. "Sense organs........"
To be continued .....