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-10. "Scientific  fact  that  sound  .........."



Similarly,  we  know  the  scietific  fact that  sound  can  be  made  only  in  a  medium  of  'space'.

If  there  were  no  space,  we  could  not  make  sound,  and  if  sound  were  not,  we  would  have  no  object  to  be  illuminated  by  the  ear  and  so,  the  organ  of  sound  can  function  only  when  it  is  presided  over  and  blessed  by  the  'element'  (  bhutam )  'Space'
( Akasam ).



Thus,  each  'indriyam'  (sense)   has  its  own  'devata,'  meaning,  that  it  has  its  own  necessary  condition  to  function.

These  presiding  deities  are  called  "as  Devatas  or  Devas,"  in  Sanskrit  terminology.

This  term   'Deva'  has  in  the  scriptural  language  something  like  seven different   connotations;  all  of  them  identical;  and  yet,  they  have,  among  them,  some  subtle  distingtions.


Next : Discussion-11.. "Thus  Deva  means ........."

To be continued  .....      

    


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