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MUNDAKOPANISHAD : CHAPTER-3. SECTION-1. MANTRAM- 4. { Supreme knower of Brahmam }






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Very Important Mantram   full  of  Vedantam,  study  carefully,  and  store  in  your  memory  for  ever  throughout  your  life.



MUNDAKOPANISHAD

CHAPTER-3.

SECTION-1.

MANTRAM -4. { Supreme  knower  of  Brahmam }




Discussion-3. "Half-understanding  ..... dangerous  .....  than  not  knowing  at  all ...




1. Half-understanding  of  any  religious  texts  or  a  scripture  is  more  dangerous  than  not  knowing  it  at  all.



2. It  is  probably,  the  half-learned  book-worms  that  have  brought  about  in  Bharatham  in  all  religions  and  others,  the  tragic  tradition  that  the  realized  Rishi  has,  after  the  Self-Discovery,  no   work  to  perform.


3. There  are,  no  doubt,  statements  to  that  effect  in  the  scriptures,  but  therein,  any  one  who  is  well  initiated  into  the  truth  of  the  literature  can  understand  that  Mother  Sruti  has  meant  only  the  renunciation  of  all  "desire-prompted  egoistic  actions."

4. This  statement  cannot  and  should  not  be  taken  to  mean  a  license  of  inaction  or  a  merciless  indifference  to  the  needs  of  the  times  and  to  the  sufferings  of  the  generation.

5. It  is  only  in  the  interpretation  of  decadent  " Hinduism,"  given  out  by  a  self-indulgent  'Pandita-class' mainly  to  an  audience  who  are  themselves  idle  and  ineffective,  that  "such  a  distortion  of  our  noble  philosophy  has  come  to  be  perpetrated  and  perpetuated."

6. "Renascent  Hinduism"  cannot  and  will  not  willingly  allow  such  a  dangerous  and  ugly  ideology  to  muddy  the  serene  waters  of  the  "UPANISHADIK  PHILOSOPHY".

Next : Discussion-4. "Kriyavan" ......

To be continued   ....











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