MUNDAKOPANISHAD : CHAPTER-3. SECTION-1. MANTRAM-1. { Another method of pointing to 'Brahmam' ---- two birds staying on the same tree. }


Haridwar


MUNDAKA  UPANISHAD


 CHAPTER-3.


SECTION-1.


MANTRAM-1. { Another  method  of  pointing  to 'Brahmam'  ----   two  birds  staying  on  the  same  tree.  }


Discussion-5. Tree,  Two  birds,  then  the  third  "FRUITS"  what  is  the  role ?


Here,  the  fruits  are  the  "karmik " fruits  ---(  meaning  )   the reactions  of  one's  own  "Past  actions" .

The  past  karma-s  act  on  us  only  when  we  identify  ourselves  with  our  "matter - envelopments,"  and  through  them  with  the  world  outside.

An  outer  circumstance  or  an  inner  mental  attitude  cannot  in  itself  give  us  either  joy  or  sorrow,  unless  we  get  deluded  and  attached  to  it.

The  witnessing  bird,  though  it  lives  on  the  same  tree,  comes  to  suffer  neither  the  sourness  nor  the  sweetness,  because  it  has  no  desire  to  taste  the  hanging  fruits,  nor  does  it  entertain  any  hope  to  gain  happiness  from  the  fruits.

It  only  goes  on  witnessing.

Next : Discussion-6.  "remaining  as  a  pure  witness  .... "

To  be  continued  .....

  
 

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