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


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-4. "Kriyavan" ***......

Here,  in  the  mantram,  this  absurd  idea  of  **sleeping  saints  and  idle-masters**  has  been  atom-bombed  by  the  term  "Kriyavan."

He  must  be  active;  and  he  alone  can,  in  the  true  sense  of  the  term,  be  active.

His  *selfless  action * alone  can  bring  in   any  enduring  cultural  upliftment  for  the  society  of  animal-men.

If  we  have  today anything  to  be  congratulated  upon  in  terms  of  our  mental  and  intellectual  purity,  and  in  any  sense  if  we  can  claim  any  nobility  or  superiority  over  the  animal  or  the  brute,  it  is  all  entirely  due  to  the  blessings  of  men  of  God-realisation.

It  is  not  the  sword  of  the  warrior  or  the  might  of  the  emperors  or  the  intellect  of  the  scientists  that  has  given  us  enduring  polish  of  culture  and  civilisation  both  in  the  worlds  outside  and  within.

From  the  rudimentary  and  early  lessons  of  taming  the  brute,  to  the  highest  philosophies  and  practices  which  guided  men  to  the  very  seat  of  Godhood,  every  bit  of  human  redemption  has  been  the  contribution  of  God-men.

Therefore,  when  seers  in  Bharatham  took  to  physical  retirement,  the  nation  and  the  culture  fell  into  dis-use  and  mis-use!!

Even  Sri  Swami  Adi  Sankaracharya  who  cried  down  desire-prompted  actions,  was  himself  one  of  the  most  dynamic  political,  social  and  religious  workers  of  his  own  times.

Sruti  denies  to  the  seeker  only  selfish  actions  and  not  selfless  actions  of  benefaction.

Sruti  here  sanctions  and  applauds  such  selfless  actions  and  prescribes  it  as  natural  occupation  of  all  saints  of  true  realization.

Discussion  Mantram-4. ENDS.

Next : Mantram-5. { Helpful  means  to  Self-realization }

To be continued  ....






      

         

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