Mundakopanishad : [ Description of the sad state of knowledge-less ( devoid of Upasana ) rituals ]. Mantram-s. 8 to 10.





Mundaka-Upanishad


Chapter-1.


Section-2. ( Rituals )


Mantram - 8 to 10. [ Description  of  the  sad  state  of  knowledge-less  ( devoid  of  Upasana )  rituals ]


Mantram-10.


Discussion-6. "Summation......"


In  this  mantram,  we  have  also  a  positive  declaration  against  the  optimistic  view,  held  by  some  of  our   'pundita-s,'  including  some  of  the  most  sympathetic  'guru-s'.

According  to  them,  having  once  got  the  form  of  man  that  ego  can  never  go  down  to  any  lower  plane  of  existence,  whatever  be  his  actions  in  life.

This  idea  is  being  blasted  into  smithereens  in  this  mantram.

It  is  also  noteworthy  here,  that  a  man  can,  as  a  result  of  his  vicious,  deliberate  criminality,  come  down  upon  the  ladder  of  evolution  of  the  existence  of  even  a  miserable  worm  in  a  dust-bin!

In  this  mantram,  it  is  said  that  having  enjoyed  the  fruits  of  all  meritorious  acts,  the  ego-center   may  enter  again  "THIS  WORLD  OR  A  LOWER  ONE."


END.

Next : Mantram-11.


To be continued    ....




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