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. }

Discussion-3. "Glory  of 'Tapascarya'  "  ..

And  it  is  also  true  thal  all scriptures  in  the  world  indicate,  advise  and  insist  upon  the  glory  of  "tapascarye  and  rituals."

Surely,  those  cannot  be  a  combined  conspiracy  against  the  faithful.


In  the  science  of  Religion,  rituals  are  insisted  upon  as  preparatory  lessons  for  a  seeker,  and  tapascarya-s  are  preparations  for  a  training  of  the  mind  and  intellect  of  the  meditator.

When  one  has  practiced  for  a  sufficiently  long,  worship  etc.,  and  has  undergone  a  certain  amount  of  intelligent  tapascarya,  one  becomes  tranquil  in  his  inner  life  and  gains  a  certain  amount  of  single  pointedness  of  application  with  intellect.

Only  when  the  mind  and  intellect  are  thus  tuned  up,  can  the  individual  successfully  live  in  the  world  of  meditation  and  maintain  his  equilibrium  in  that  world.

But  to  believe  that  these  are  an  end  in  themselves,  is  a  tragic  mistake  and  the  scripture  ( mantram )  is  lovingly  indicating  to  us  the  fallacy  of  such  belief.

Next :  Discussion-4. "Vidya  is  our  real  nature"......

To be continued  .....

     

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