Mundakopanishad : CHAPTER-2. SECTION-2. MANTRAM-5. { Method of Self-Realisation }



Mundakopanishad :

 CHAPTER-2.

SECTION-2.

MANTRAM-5. { Method  of  Self-Realisation }

Discussion-2. "Know Him" ...

Here  the  term  "Know" does  not  mean  the  ordinary  meaning  of  knowing  the  object  through  intervention  of  the  instruments  of  knowledge.

Here,  the  object-of-knowledge  is  "Subject  Itself" and,  as  such,  here  the  word  'know' means  only  a  rediscovery  ---  recognition.

This  rediscovery  or  Self-Realization  is  not  possible  so  long  as  the  seeker  is  pre-occupied  with  the  world  of  external  objects  and  their  problems,  and  hence  the  Sruti  advises  every  seeker  to  "desist  from  all  other  talk."

So  long  as  a  seeker  is  worried  about  the  world  or  its  problems  --social,  communal  or  National  --- his  attention  will  be  always  extrovert.

So  long  as  even  a  ray  of  his  attention  is  turned  outward  and  is  engaged  in  cognizing  the  objects  there,  he  cannot  have  the  joy  of  Self-discovery.

Next : Discussion-3. "Give  up  our  preoccupations  with  the  outer  world"  ....

To be continued  ....



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