Mundakopanishad : ( Harmful results of rituals performed wrongly ).Mantram-3.
Section-2. ( Rituals )
Mantram-3. ( Harmful results of rituals performed wrongly )
Discussion-2. "Seven worlds"........
The seven worlds can be considered as the seven generations; three ancestors and three descendants, and himself,
Thus, a 'ritualistic karmam,' not done properly, would have consequences not only upon oneself but upon one's own father grandfather and great-grandfather and upon one's own son, grandson, and great grandson!!!
In short, the Upanishad is severely emphasising the drudgery of rules in ritualism and is trying to wean the disciple away from all 'desire-prompted karma-s.'
Only when the mind and the intellect have thus totally renounced their desires and their preoccupation with desire-prompted actions, can we hope to meditate upon and rise above into the subtler worlds of constructive meditation.
Next : Discussion-3. "Summation" ....
To be continued