Mundakopanishad : CHAPTER-2. SECTION-2. MANTRAM- 11. { All - pervasiveness of Brahmam.}





Mundakopanishad :

CHAPTER-2.

SECTION-2.

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

Brahmai-vedam-amrtam   purastad  brahma

pascad  brahma  dakshinatas-cottarena

adhas-cordhvam  ca  prasrtam

brahmai-vedam  visva-midam  varishtham.

Iti  mundakopanishadi  dvitiya-mundake  dvitiyah  khandah.


brahma  =  Brahmam;

eva  =  verily;

idam  =  this;

amrtam  =  immortal;

purastat  =  in  front;

brahma  =  Brahmam;

pascat  =  at  the  back;

brahma  =  Brahmam;

dakshinatah  =  on  the  right;

ca  =  and;

uttarena  =  on  the  left;

adhah  =  below;

ca  =  and;

urdhvam  =  above;

ca  =  and;

prasrtam  =  everywhere;

brahma  =  Brahmam;

eva  =  verily;

idam  =  this;

visvam  =  the  world;

idam  =  this  ( is );

varishtham  =  the  Supreme.

"Verily,  all  this  is  the  Immortal  Brahmam.  He  is  EVERYWHERE ----  above,  below,  in  front,  at  the  back,  on  the  right,  on  the  left.  All  this  world  is  indeed  the  Supreme  BRAHMAM."


Discussion-

Concluding  the  section,  the  'mother  Sruti' here  says  in  her  inimitable  language  that  the  ultimate  cause  for  this  world  of  objects,  feelings  and  thoughts,  is  the  BRAHMA  alone.  

In  a  mud-pot,  mud  is  on  the  top,  mud  is  below,  again  is  on  the  right  and  mud  is  on  the  left.

In  short,  the  pot  is  nothing  but  mud;  from  mud  it  came,  in  mud  it  stays,  into  mud  it  goes  back  on  being  destroyed.

Mud  is  the  cause  and  its  effect. 

The  pot  can  be  nothing  but  mud.

Similarly,  here,  Brahmam,  the  cause  of  the  world,  is  said  to  be  the  all-pervading,  homogeneous  TRUTH  in  all  the  perceived  things  of  the  world.

END  OF  CHAPTER-2. -SECTION-.2.

NEXT : CHAPTER-3. -SECTION-1.  

To be continued  ....
   
   

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