Mundakopanishad : CHAPTER-2. SECTION-2. MANTRAM-s. 3. { Methods of penetrating Brahmam } & 4. { The analogy of penetration }.



Mundakopanishad :

 CHAPTER-2.

SECTION-2.

 Mantram-s. 3.{ Methods  of  penetrating  Brahmam } & 4. { The  analogy  of  penetration }


3.
Dhanur  grhitvau-panisadam  mahastram

saram  hyupasa-nisitam  sandhayita,

ayamya  tad  bhava-gatena  cetasa

lakshyam  tadev-aksaram  somya  viddhj.



dhanuh  =  bow;

grhitva  =  having  taken;

aupanisadam  =  furnishad  by  Upanishad-s;

mahastram  =  the  great  weapon;

saram  =  arrows;

hi  =  indeed;

upasanisitam  =  sharpened  by  Japam;

sandhayita  =  must  be  fixed;

ayamya  =  having  drawn;

tad  bhavagatena  =  fixed  on  the  Brahmam;

cetasa  =  with   mind;

lakshyam  =  the  mark,  goal  ( Brahmam);

tat  =  that;

eva  =  alone;

aksaram  =  immortal  Brahmam;

somya  =  O  friend;

viddhi  =  penetrate  ( learn ).


" Having  taken  the  great  weapon  ---  the  bow  furnished  by  the  Upanishad-s  and  fixed  in  itn  the  arrow  rendered  pointed  by  constant  meditation;  and  having  drawn  it  with  the  mind  fixed  on  the  Brahmam,  O  good-looking  youth!  penetrate  that  mark  ---  the  immortal  Brahmam."

4.
pranavo  dhanuh  saro  hyatma

brahma  tal-lakshyam  ucyate,

apramattena  veddhavyam

sara-vat  tan-mayo  bhavet.


pranavah  =  the  pranavam;

dhanuh  =  bow;

sarah  =  arrow;

hi  =  indeed;

atma  =  jivatma;

brahma  =  Brahmam;

tat  =  that;

lakshyam  =  the  goal,  mark;

ucyate  =  is  said  to  be;

apramattena  =  steady  and  undeflected;

veddhavyam  =  should  be  hit;

sara-vat  =  like  the  arrow;

tanmayah  =  one  with  the  mark;

bhavet  =  should  become.


"The  Pranavam  ( OMNKARAM )  is  the  Bow,  the  Jivatma  is  the  Arrow  and  the  Brahmam  is  said  to  be  its  mark ( goal ).  It  should  be  hit  by  one  who  is  self-collected  and  like  the  arrow,  becomes  one  with  the  mark  i.e,  Brahmam."

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