Mundakopanishad : [ Description of the sad state of knowledge-less ( devoid of Upasana ) rituals ]. Mantram-s. 8 to 10.
Section-2. ( Rituals )
Mantram - 8 to 10. [ Description of the sad state of knowledge-less ( devoid of Upasana ) rituals ]
Mantram - 8.
Avidyayam - antare vartamanah svayam
dhirah panditam manya - manah,
janghanya - manah pariyanti midha
andhenaiva niyamana yathandhah.
Avidyayam = in ignorance;
antare = in the modst of;
vartamanah = existing;
svayam = themselves;
dhrah = wise;
panditah = learned;
manyamanah = fancying themselves;
janghanya manah = oppressed and miserable;
pariyanti = go round and round;
mudhah = the ignorant beings;
andhena eva = by the blind;
niyamanah = when led;
yatha = as;
andhah = the blind people.
"Ignorant beings existing ( gloating ) in the midst of ignorance, but fancying themselves to be wise and miserable, as blind people when led by the blind."
Next : Discussion-1. "laugh at fanatical ritual-mongers ........................."
To be continued ......