Mundakopanishad : Chapter-2, Section-1, Mantram-10. { Brahmam and the universe are ONE. Knowing Brahmam destroys the knots of Ignorance. }


Mundakopanishad :

Chapter-2.

Section-1.

Mantram-10. {  Brahmam  and  the  universe  are  ONE.  Knowing Brahmam destroys  the  knots  of  Ignorance. }

 Discussion-2. "PURUSHA ....... The  knot  of  ignorance....."

We  think  that  we  are  the  body-mind-intellect-equipment  and  this  constant  thought  is  the  ego  which  is  the  hornet  of  pains  and  limitations.

To  rediscover  ourselves  to  be  not  the  body,  mind  and  intellect,  that  we  are  nothing  but  the  Spirit-centre  ---  the PURUSHA,  is  to  end  all  our  self-made  shackles,  the  chains  of  ignorance.


The  knot  of  ignorance  is  the  primal  bondage  under  which  Spirit  seemingly  commandeers  a  delusion  to  dream  its  own  finitude  and  morality.

Hence  the  Sruti  says  here  that  one  recognises  himself  to  be  nothing  but  the  Prusha  and  thereby  fixes  his  entire  identification  with  it,  ends  all  his  thraldom  of  ignorance  and  comes  to  live  the  GODHOOD,  WHICH  IS  BIRTHRIGHT.


With  this  heartening  message  of  hope,  freedom  and  liberation,  the  scripture  closes  its  first  part.

END  OF  CHAPTER-2. ---SECTION-1.

NEXT : CHAPTER-2. ....SECTION-2. ---MANTRAM-1.{  Pointers  to  the  nature  of  Brahmam  and  advice  how  to  know  it. }

To be continued  ....



   

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