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 ]
Avidysysm bahudha vartamana
vayam krtartha ity-abhimanyanti balah,
yat karmino na pravedayanti ragat
tena-turah kshina-lokas cyavante.
avidyayam = in the ways of the ignorant;
bahudha = many;
vartamanah = present ( being );
vayam = we;
krtarthah = reached the goal;
iti = that;
abhimanyanti = think;
balah = people of childish nature;
yat = because;
karminah = men of actions ( the sacrifice-rs );
na = not;
pravedayanti = attain knowledge;
ragat = by passion and attachment;
tena = by that;
aturah = dejected, wretched;
kshina lokah = ( when ) the fruits of their deeds are exhausted;
cyavante = ( they ) fall down.
"Engrossed in the many ways of the ignorant, these people childishly think that they have gained the ends ( goal ) of life. But being subject to passions and attachment, they never attain knowledge, and, therefore, they fall down wretched, when the fruits of their good deeds are exhausted."
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