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MUNDAKOPANISHAD : CHAPTER-3. SECTION-1. MANTRAM-6. { Glory of Truth }




MUNDAKOPANISHAD

CHAPTER-3.

SECTION-1.

Mantram-6. { Glory  of  Truth }

 Discussion-1. "TRUTHFULNESS"....AND THE  NECESSITY....


The  necessity  for  truthfulness  as  explained  in  this  mantram  can  never  be  over-emphasized  in  spiritual  life  and  hence  Mother  Sruti,  noted  ever  for Her  brevity  and  economy  in  expression,  is  again  dedicating  yet  another  mantram  to  bring  homeb bto  us  the  importance  of  this  intellectual  honesty  born  of  heroism.

Very  pertinently  Swami Sri  Adi  Sankaracharya  in  his  commentary  says  that  as  the  mantram  stands,  though  we  read.

  "Truth  alone  wins,  and  not  false-hood."

In  fact,  no  great  quality,  however  noble  and  divine  it  may  be,  has  itself  any  strength  or  capacity  to  do  or  undo  the  man,  living  his  life.

  It  is  only  when  we  lend  our  own  personality  in  our  identification  with  the  noble  qualities,  that  they  gather  in  themselves  an  energy-  potential  to  bless  us.

It  is  not  the  chisel  that  shapes  the  forms.

It  is  not  the  brush  that  lends  light  to  the  canvas.

No  doubt,  the  chisel  and  the  brush  are  necessary,  but  they  can  produce  the  art  pieces  only  when  they  are  in  the  hands  of  a  master-sculptor  or  an  great  painter.

"THIS  IS  TRUE  WITH  ALL  IDEOLOGIES."

The  greatness  of  an  ideology  is  not,  in  fact,  in  the  ideology;  "but  it  is  in  the  'SUBJECT' which  lives  that  ideology"

Next : Discussion-2. "Devayanah  and  truthfulness" .......

To be continued  ....





        


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( The Scriptural Treatise )

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tat  =  that;
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