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


If  not  the  sun,  probably,  the  moon  or  the  stars  may  have  some  illumination;  even  this  is  denied  by  the  Sruti.

And  this  is  but  natural;  when  even  the  sun  dies  not  shine  how  can  lesser  light  or  the  borrowed  light  of  the  sun  shine  at  all ?

Again,  if  to  the  Lord;  hence  the  question  here,  " How  could  then  this  earthly  fire? "


Though,  here  the  Sruti  has  taken  examples  of  objects,  luminous  in  the  physical  sense,  the  statement  is  applicable  to  " the  whole  process  of  knowing."

All  objects  become  available  for  our  knowledge  when  we  live  by  the  light  of  the  "ATMA".

When  once  the  "Life-centre" has  rolled  out  of  an  individual  body,  that  individual  can  no  longer  gain  any  more  knowledge  of  the  outer  world  of  objects  or  the  inner  world  of  feelings  and  thoughts.

END.

Next : Mantram-11. { All - pervasiveness  of  Brahmam.}

To be continued  ...


     

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