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



MUNDAKOPANISHAD

CHAPTER-3.

SECTION-1.

Mantram-6. { Glory  of  Truth }

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

     
The  extra  importance  is  given  to  truthfulness  because  the  Sruti  declares  that  not  only  is  truth  the  goal  and  truthfulness  the  path,  but  the  very  path  is  laid  with  "Slabs"   of  truthfulness!!!

A  consistent   way   of  living, on  the  values  of  intellectual  truthfulness,  says  "Sri  Swami  Sankaracharya,"   widens  the  path  and  makes  it  an  easy  grant-trunk  road  to  spiritual  success.

Devayanah  : - ( last  word  of  second  line  of  mantram )

This  term  may  be  taken  to  be,  in  the  most  general  sense,  a  life  of  intelligent  spiritual  striving.
 
The  path  divine  runs  through  truthfulness  and  is  laid  by  the  concrete  acts  of  truthfulness.

Technically  however,  'devayanah' is  the  path  which  stands  in  contrast  with  other  technical  name  given  to  the  other  path  by  which  the  ego-centres  pass  after  death,  the  "pitryanah"  or  the  path  of  the  "Manas."

The  path  of  "Hope"  is  the  special  path  by  which  those  who  are  entitled  to  gradual  liberation  go  after  death;  and  'Pitryanah'   is  that  which  the  meritorious  souls  go,  and  they  will  again  rebornafter  a  short  sojourn  in  the  joyous  world  of  the  Manas.

Next : Discussion-3. "Aptakamah" ( third  line  last  word  in  the  mantram ).....

To be continued  ....

   


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