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-7. 'the above example on death is ......'
Now, let us enter wherever we like mentally in that market place .... Surely, all of us could not have gone mentally to one and the same place in the market.
One of you might have gone to a book-stall, another to a shoe shop, and still another to a cloth shop, and myself to a coffee-house, and the ladies, all must have gone a saree-shop.
Every one of us had the freedom to walk into any shop there.
What decided in each one that we must go only to that shop, each of us had gone to?
For example, you yourself could have to the saree-shop as freely as I walked into the cofee-house, and yet, the natural way in which I Walked into the coffee-house, had been very powerful, and probably, even a crowed of horses could have dragged me then to the sari-shop.
What could have been the force of compulsion in me that dragged me among all the places to the coffee-house?
It could not have been that some other 'total-force' forced me to go there ----- no destiny intervened between me and my action!
It was nothing but my own mental rut, which gave me definite turn to my own present thoughts, dragged me to the gates of cofee-house, irresistibly necked me in, and provided for myself an imaginary cup of strong coffee!
Next : Discussion-8. "Similarity of example with the mantram ......"
To be continued .....