Mundakopanishad : Chapter-2, Section-1, Mantram-8. { Objects, organs and their presiding deities are also the creation of Brahmam }.



Mundakopanishad :

Chapter-2.

Section-1.

Mantram-8. { Objects,  organs  and  their  presiding  deities  are  also  the  creation  of  Brahmam }.

Discussion-2. "Supreme  Self" .....

From  the  Supreme  Self  are  born  the  seven-holes  in  the  head  :

2 eyes, 2 nostrils, 2 ears, and 1 mouth. * ( Swami Adi Sankracharys  explains  these  seven  prana-s  as  the  seven-sense-spots  localised  in  the  head. These  seven  flames  are  referred  to  in  Prasnopanishad  111-5.)

The  seven  flames  mentioned  are  the  seven  powers  of  cognition  that  beam  out,  as  it  were,  to  illuminate  their  respective  objects.

Thus  through  the b eyes,  intelligence  beams  out  to  perceive  form  and  colour.

Through  the  ears,  vitality  shoots  out  to  illumine  sound.

Each  sense-organ  can  illuminate  only  its  objects.

With  the  ears  we  cannot  recognise  form;  nor  can  we  see  sound  with  our  eyes.

A  flame  can  be  maintained  only  when  there  is  fuel  for  it.

Here  the  fuel  for  these  cognition-rays  are  nothing  but  their  objects  themselves.

If  there  were  no  sound  at  all,  naturally  we  would  not  have  recognised  that  we  have  an  organ  called  the  ears  that  can  perceive  sound.

In  this  sense,  sound  is  the  fuel  that  maintains  the  flame  of  sound-consciousness  shooting  through  the  ears.

Next : Discussion-3."Oblations  referred "......              

To be continued  ....





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