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


Swami Chinmayananda with his Guru Swami Tapovanam

MUNDAKOPANISHAD

CHAPTER-3.

SECTION-1.

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

Discussion-6. "Man  is  not  a  helpless  victim  but  a  Master  of  his  instincts"...

Herein  we  are  against  the  pessimistic  belief  in  the  western  philosophy  which  hesitates  to  accept  that  " man  is  not  helpless  victim  but  a  Master  of  his  instincts."

They  on  the  other  hand,  would  like  to  accept  that  man  is  a  victim,  as  much  as  any  animal,  of  his  instincts,  and  they,  the  materialistic  west,  seek  to  discover  in  this  cosy  philosophy  a  palpable  excuse  for  their  indulgent  nature  and  constant  wooing  of  carnal  pleasures.

In  contrast  with  this,  the  east  heroically  declares,  "man  is  master  of  his  instincts  and  his  greatness  lies  in  his  capacity  to  release  himself  from  the  soul-killing  chains  of  instincts."   

This,  is  in  the  East,  is  not  merely  a  theory,  but  the  seers  and  sages  of  Bharatham  had  literally  lived  these  perfections  and  in  their  victory  over  their  instincts  they  had  gained  the  world  of  "GOD-HOOD"  

Next : Discussion-7. "Jnana   Prasada"  ...first  two  words  in  the  third  line  of  the  mantram....

To be continued  .....


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