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. "Mint-house-intellects and Bank-hearts ............"
Today, the so-called educated class, in their spiritual illiteracy, cry down the very vital life of meditation, because, with their "Mint-house-intellect and Bank-hearts," they read nothing but their own "Cheque-Book-Scriptures ( Leaves )," and their own sins come to haunt them.
Naturally, they cannot understand any life more happy than the life of sighs, tears and sweat.
That desire-prompted-actions alone constitute life, was a theory as old as the scriptures and this is evident from the 'Mantram in the Sruti'.
But, that advocacy of the greater life of meditation is also equally ols, is seen in the very fact that the very Sruti condemning here the life of desire-prompted actions and is advising a greater life in higher meditation.
Next : Discussion-3. "Meritorious acts ......"
To be continued ......