Mundakopanishad : [ What men with knowledge ( Upasana ) attain]. Mantram- 11.
Section-2. ( Rituals )
Mantram - 11. [ What men with knowledge ( Upasana ) attain ].
Discussion-2. " Surya dvarena ( the path/orb of the Sun ) ... third line of the mantram....."
Though the orb ( path ) of the Sun ( Surya dvarena ) :
The route taken by the subte body after death in the world are of two kinds :
1. the Moon - path and 2. the Sun - path.
The Sun - path is called is called "Uttarayanam" and the Moon - path the "Dakshinayanam."
It is the theory of Vedantam that those who merely perform 'Karma-s,' on departing from here ( after - death )take to the southern path i.e, "Dakshinayanam" to live in the "Pitrulokam" ( World of his ancestors ); and enjoying there for an interval, the come back
( to this world ).
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