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.


 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 ).  

Next : Discussion-3. "Krama - mukti" ........

To be continued



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