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 ]
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."
Next : Mantram-11.
To be continued ....