Mundakopanishad : ( A look at the rituals ).Mantram-1.
Section-2. ( Rituals )
Mantram-1. ( A look at the rituals ).
Discussion-4. 'Routine' .....'abhyasa' --- summation.
A routine in itself cannot constructively re-create a developed human personality.
It is only a deliberate intelligent training of the head and heart of an individual, gained through diligent "abhyasam" that can bring about this desired effect.
A dull habit, or an inert routine pursued under the blind force of a dead faith is ineffectual and quite undesirable as a measure in the spiritual revival of an individual.
Rituals in themselves cannot and will not lead a seeker to his goal.
An act, however noble, cannot in its result, procure the Eternal, the act being itself a finite one.
We shall get a more exhaustive discussion on this point later on, in this section.
Next : Mantram-2.
To be continued ....