Mundakopanishad : { A seeker seeing meaningless-ness of the wordly and heavenly pleasures advised to approach a teacher and seek 'Supreme Knowledge.' } Mantram-12.





Mundaka-Upanishad


Chapter-1.


Section-2. ( Rituals )


Mantram-12. { A  seeker  seeing  meaningless-ness  of  the  wordly  and  heavenly  pleasures  advised  to  approach  a  teacher  and  seek  "Supreme  Knowledge." }


Mantram-12.



Parikshya  lokan  karmaicitan  brahmano


nirvedam-ayan-nasty-akrtah  krtena,


tad-vijnan-artham  sa  guru-mevabhi-gacchet


samit-panih  srotriyam  brahma-nishtham.



parikshya  =   after  examining;

lokan  =  worlds  of  experiences;

katmacitan  =  gained  by  karmam;

brahmanah  =  a  brahmana  ( an  aspirant );

nirvedam  =  freedom  from  all  desires;

ayat  =  after  reflecting;

na  asti  =  cannot  be  had;

akrtah  =  that  which  is  eternal;

krtena  =  by  karmam;

tat  =  that;

vijnanartham  =  in  order  to  obtain  the  knowledge /experience;

sah  =  he;

gurum  =  preceptor;

eva  =  alone;

abhigacchet  =  ( let  him )  approach;

samit  panih  =  with  sacrificial  fuel  in  hands;

srotriyam  =  ( he  who  is )  well-versed  in  the  Veda-s;

brahma-nishtham  =  ( he  who  is )  established  in  brahmam.


"Let  a  brahmana ( an  aspirant ),  after  he  has  examined  the  worlds  gained  by  karmam,  aquire  freedom  from  all  desires,  reflecting  that  nothing  that  is  eternal  can  be  gained  by  karmam."

"Let  him,  in  order  to  obtain  the  knowledge  of  the  eternal, take  sacrificial  fuel  ( Samit )  in  his  hands  and  approach  that  preceptor  alone  who  is  well-versed  in  the  Veda-s  and  is  established  in  brahmam."

Next : Discussion-1. What  Sruti  says  and  the  term  "brahmana"....

To be continued   ....



  



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