MUNDAKOPANISHAD : CHAPTER-3. SECTION-1. MANTRAM-8. { Unique means of Self-realisation --- purification of mind. }



MUNDAKOPANISHAD

CHAPTER-3.

SECTION-1.

MANTRAM-8. { Unique  means  of  Self-realisation  ---  purification  of  mind. }

Na  cakshusa  grhyate  napi  vaca

na-anyair-devais-tapasa   karmana  va,

jnana-prasadena   visuddha-sattvah

tatastu  tam  pasyate  nishkalam  dhyaya-manah.


na  =  neither;

cakshusa  =  by  the  eyes;

grhyate  =  perceived;

na  api  =  nor  even;

vaca  =  ( described )  by  words;

na  =  neiter;

anyaih  =  ( by )  others;

devaih  =  by  the  senses;

tapasa  =  by  penances;

karmana  =  by  rituals;

va  =  either;

jnana-prasadena  =  by  understanding;

visuddha-sattvah   =  becomes  calm  and  refined;

tatah  =  then;

tu  =  alone;

tam  =  HIM;

pasyate  =  sees  (  realizes );

nishkalam  =  the  Absolute  ( lit.,  without  parts );

dhyaya-manah  =  in  meditation.


"The  Self  ( Paramatma )  cannot   be  described  by  words,  nor  perceived  by  eyes  or  the  senses,  nor  revealed  by  rituals  and  penance.  When  the  understanding  becomes  calm  and  refined,  then  alone,  in  MEDITATION,  one  "REALIZES  HIM,"  the "ABSOLUTE"  ( LORD / PARAMATMA).

To be continued  .....


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