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 ]
Discussion-2. "ritualism is but a market-place ......"
To such seekers, titualism is but a market-place, where they pay the price to get the thing that they want.
Prompted by desires and, wishing to purify them by fulfilling them they perform the karma - s as advised in the Veda-s.
We have already seen in the beginning, how desires only multiply as each desire gets fulfilled, unless the sources of eruption of desires is dried up or choked.
Why such learned 'pandita-s', in spite of their great knowledge should, till death, waste their time, energy and attention only in performing 'Karma-s' and not dare to go beyond the planes of this initial spiritual training, is explained in this mantram by the epithet "ragat".
Next : Discussion-3. " It is the desire ........"
To be continued .......