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-2. "Sruti  ........."


We  must  not  forget  that  this  'Sruti,'  at  the  same  time,  belongs  to  Vedam,  and  the  Veda-s  being  eternal  knowledge,  shall  not  suffer  any  contradiction.


In  the  earlier  part  of  the  Veda-s  viz. ,   in  the  'Karma-kandam' there  is  a  sincere  advocacy  of  the  performance  of  the  'Krma-s;  later  on  in  the  Upanishadik  portion,  we  find  in  mantram-s  like  these,  a  vehement  condemnation  of  the  same.


This  would  like  as  though  it  is  palpable  contradiction;  


Next  :  Discussion-3. " But  it  is  not. ".....  to  explain  this  an  example  follows....".   


To be continued    ....



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