Mundakopanishad : Chapter-2, Section-1, Mantram-2. { "The Absolute nature of Brahmam" }.



Mundakopanishad :

Chapter-2.

Section-1.

Mantram-2. {  "The  Absolute  nature  of  Brahmam"  }

Discussion-4. "Sun -illumination,  Eternal-Pure Consciousness, Supreme-'Greatest  than  the  Great' ......."

The  Supreme  is  pure  because  it  is  but  the  illuminator  of  both  purity  and  impurity.

The  Sun  neither  gains  the  merits  of  an  'Yajanam' performed  in  its  light  nor  does  he  gather  to  itself  the  sins  of  a  murder  committed  in  his  rays!

The  Sun  is  but  the  illuminator  of  both  good  and  bad  actions  performed  in  the  daylight.

Similarly,  Pure  Consciousness  is  eternal  and  pure,  in  the  sense  that  the  Supreme  is  "Greater  than  the  Great" only  to  emphasise  the  all-pervasiveness  of  the  Pure  Consciousness  which,  in  its  turn,  emphasisee  Its  Supreme,  subtle  nature.

In  saying  that  the  Consciousness  pervades  it,  'Sruti' means  that  even  when  the  world  of  names  and  forms  is  in  a  state  of  unmanifested  condition,  it  exists  only  in  Consciousness.

END.

Next : Mantram-3.

To be continued  ....






 


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