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 - 8.



Discussion-1. "laugh  at  fanatical  ritual-mongers  ........................."



The  very  scheme  of  this  section  is  to  laugh  at  all  fanatical  ritual - mongers,  and  to  win  those  individuals,  in  whom  ritualism  has  fulfilled,  back  to  the  greater  endeavors  in  higher   meditations.


Sruti  has  pointed  out  the  enormous  responsibility  of  a  ritualistic  and  the  terrible  difficulty  in  performing  a yajnam  properly,  strictly  to  the  prescription  given  by  the  Vedam-s.


Not  being  satisfied  with  these,  the  Sruti  here,  out  of  her  extreme  love  for  mankind,  pities  and  laughs  at  those  who  have  allowed  themselves  to  be  shackled  in  the  little  world  of  desire - prompted  actions.


The  sincerity  of  'mother  Sruti' becomes  evident,  beyond  all  doubts,  when  we  find  the  same  mantram  "repeated***"  in  "Kathopanishad"  and  in  "Brhadaranyaka  Upanishad".      
  

*** For  further  elucidation  on  the  mantram  refer  Kathopanishad :  1-2-5.  or  follow  when   writing  on   Kathopanishad   begins.....


Next : Discussion-2. "Sruti  ........."

To be continued  ....




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