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


Mundakopanishad :

CHAPTER-2.

SECTION-2.

MANTRAM- 10. { All  illuminating  nature  of  Brahmam }

Discussion -3.  "light-giver  -------    does  not  shine"


There,  in  the  heart-centre,  where  is  seated  Pure  Consciousness,  not  even  the  sun  shines.

This  is  not  because  in  the  realm  of  the  Atma  there  are  some  lightless  gases  like  carbon  dioxide  that  put  out  even  the  sun.

The  statement  is  made  in  the  sense  in  which  we  would  say  that  a  lighted  match  shines  not  in  the  midday  sun  in  Chennai.

Compared  with  the  brilliance  of  the  midday  sun  in  a  tropical  country  in  summer,  the  tiny  illumination  of  a  match-stick  flame  deems  itself  insignificant.

Similarly,  compared  with  the  Atma,  the  illuminating  principle,  even  the  sun  the  light-giver  in  the  world,  itself  cannot  shine  .....  " does  not  shine." 

Next : Discussion-4. "moon  and  stars,  earthly  fire,  ....the  whole  process  of  knowing"

To be continued  ...
  

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