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 ]
Ishta-purtam manya-mana varishtam
nanyac-chreyo vedayante pramudhah,
nakasya prsthe te sukrte-nubhutva
imam lokam hina-taram va visanti.
ishta-purtam = sacrificial and charitable acts;
manya-manah = regarding;
varishtam = most important;
na = not;
anyat = any other thing;
sreyah = bliss;
vedayante = know;
pramudhah = these ignorant men;
nakasya prsthe = in heights of heaven ( the abode of pleasure );
te = they;
sukrte = good deeds;
anubhutva = having enjoyed;
imam = this;
lokam = world;
va = or;
visanti - enter.
"These ignorant men, fancy sacrificial and charitable acts as most important, do not know any other way of bliss. Having enjoyed in the heights of heaven, the abode of pleasures, they enter again into this ( human life ) or even inferior ( animal, worms, ....etc ) worlds."
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