Mundakopanishad : CHAPTER-2. SECTION-2. MANTRAM- 10. { All illuminating nature of Brahmam }



Mundakopanishad :

CHAPTER-2.

SECTION-2.

MANTRAM- 10. { All  illuminating  nature  of  Brahmam }  


Na  tatra  suryo bhati  na  candra - tarakam

nema  vidyuto  bhanti  kuto - yam - agnih,

tameva  bhantam - anubhati  sarvam

tasya  bhasa  sarva -  midam  vibhati.


na  =  neither;

tatra  =  there;

suryah  =  sun;

bhati  =  shines;

na  =  nor;

candra  =  the  moon;

tarakam  =  the  stars;

na  =  not;

imah  =  these;

vidyutah  =  lightenings;

bhanti  =  shines;

kutah  =  how;

{ tat  prakasayet  =  would  illumine  that };

ayam  =  this;

agnih  =  fire;

tam  =  Him;

eva  =  verily;

bhantam  =  who  shines;

anubhati  =  shines  after;

sarvam  =  all;

tasya  =  His;

bhasa  =  by  light,  reflection;

sarvam  =  all;

idam  =  this  world;

vibhati  =  is  illuminated.


"There  the  sun  does  not  shine,  nor  the  moon  nor  the  stars;  these  lightenings  also  do  not  shine  ---  how  then  ( can )  this  earthly  fire?   Verily,  everything  shines  after  Him  ( the  Supreme )  reflecting  His  ( Lord's )  glory.  This  whole  world  is  illuminated  with  His  ( God's )
light." **

** This  mantram  also  appears  in  Katha  Upanishad  ( 2.5.15 )  and  Svetasvatara  Upanishad  (4.14.).

Discussion-1.  No  ritualism  of  a  Hindu ( Bharatiya  Sanatana dharma ) is  concluded  without  chanting  at least  once  this  mantra  of  our  Scripture.

Next : Discussion-2. " Arati" "Camphor  flame" at  the  end  of  a  Puja  ( ritualism ) ...

To be continued  ...


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