Mundakopanishad : [ What men with knowledge ( Upasana ) attain]. Mantram- 11.








Mundaka-Upanishad


Chapter-1.


Section-2. ( Rituals )


Mantram - 11. [ What  men  with  knowledge  ( Upasana )  attain ].


Mantram-11.



Tapah  sraddhe  ye  hy-upavasanty-aranye


santa  vidvamso  bhaiksya-caryam  carantah,


surya-dvarena  te  virajah  prayanti


yatra-mrtah  sa  purusho  hyavya-yatma.



tapah  sraddhe  =  austerity,  penance  ( tapas )  and  devout  worship  ( sraddha );

ye  =  they  who;

hi  =  verily;

upavasanti  =  live;

aranye  =  in  the  forests  ( solitude );

santah  =  having  control  over  their  senses;

vidamsah  =  the  learned;

bhaiksya-caryam  =  life  of  mendicant;

carantah  =  ( moves  about )  living;

surya-dvarena  =  through  the  orb  of  the  Sun;

te  =  they;

virajah  =  ( their )  good  and  bad  deeds  consumed;

prayanti  =  go;

yatra  =  where;

amrtah  =  immortal;

sah  =  That;

purushah  =  Absolute/ Brahmam / Lord;

hi  =  verily;

avyayatma  =  undecaying.



"But  they  who  perform  penance  ( Tapas )  with  faith   ( Sraddha )  in  the  forest  ( Solitude ),  having  control  over  their  senses,  are  learned  and  are  living  the  life  of  a  mendicant,  "go  through  the  orb  ( path )  of  the  Sun,  their  good  and  bad  deeds  consumed,"  where  "THAT  IMMORTAL  AND  UN-DECAYING  PURUSHA  IS."


Next : Discussion-1.  "Slaves  of  ritualism  and  Men  of  REALISATION  ........."

To be continued  ......




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