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MUNDAKOPANISHAD : CHAPTER-3. SECTION-2. MANTRAM-2.{ "Cessation of cycle of re-birth through desireless-ness." }



MUNDAKOPANISHAD

CHAPTER-3.

SECTION-2.

MANTRAM-2.{ "Cessation  of  cycle  of  re-birth  through  desireless-ness." }

Discussion-5. "disappointed fox  and  a  Nero  rejecting "- "grapes  are  sour  and  grapes  not  really  perfect"!!!


There  is  a  lot  of  difference  between  the  disappointed  fox  proverbially  crying  "the  grapes  are  sour,"  and  a  Nero  rejecting  his  golden  plate  of  grapes  declaring  it  to  be  "not  really  perfect"!!

Desirelessness  and  the  state  of  mental  poise  gained  therein  by  the  Master  are  because  of  his  realisation  of  the  Self  and  the  state  of  Absolute  Bliss.

After  a  complete  dinner  and  plenty  of  dessert,  a  fully  satisfied  glutton  will  certainly  cry  "NO" to  any  loving  offer  of  yet  another  slice  of  toast  and  butter  as  far  as  he  is  concerned;
for  the  time  being  at  least,  he  is  desireless  in  the  kingdom  of  food.

Similarly,  a  moment  of  total  satiation  comes,  in  experiencing  the  perfection  of  the  Self,  so  that  the  Master  of  realisation  cries  "NO"  to  all  material  sense-objects;  not  because  they  do  not  contain  any  glitter  of  joy,  but,  because,  from  his  standpoint,  these  tiny  toys-of-life   have  no  more  any  joy  contents  when  they  are  compared  to  the  "INFINITE  TREASURE"  of  joy  which  has  already  become  his!

A millionaire  would  rarely  go  to  a  poor-feeding,  with  hopes  of  getting  a  glorious  feed,  ---  in  his  dream.

NEXT : Discussion--6. "reach  a  greater  state  of  perfection" 

To  be  continued  ....

  

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Chapter-1.
"AGAMA PRAKARANA"
( The Scriptural Treatise )

Mantram-1

"Harih  Aum,  Aum,-ityetad-aksharam-idam  sarvam

tasyopa-vyakhyanam  bhutam  bhavad-bhavisyad  iti

sarvam-onkara  eva,  yac-canyat-trikalatitam

tad-apy-onkara  eva."

Harih  Aum  =  symbol  of  para Brahmam;
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etat  aksharam  =  this  syllable;
idam  sarvam  =  ( is )  all  this;
tasya  =  of  that  ( Omkara );
upa-vyakhyanam  =  a  clear  exposition;
bhutam  =  the  past;
bhavat  =  the  present;
bhavishyat  =  ( and )  the  future;
iti  =  thus  ( belonging  to );
sarvam  =  all  this;
Omkara  eva  =  ( is )  Omkara  only;
yat  =  that  which  is;
ca  =  and;
anyat  =  anything  else;
trikala  atitam  =  beyond  ( the  three  periods  of )  time;
tat  =  that;
api  =  also;
Omkarah  =  ( is )  Omkara;
eva  =  only.

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Chapter-1.

"AGAMA PRAKARANA"
( The Scriptural Treatise )

Mantram-2

"Sarvam  hyetad  Brahma,  ayam-atma Brahma,
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hi - indded;

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Discussion-1.

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"AGAMA PRAKARANA"
( The Scriptural Treatise )

Mantram-2

"Sarvam  hyetad  Brahma,  ayam-atma Brahma,
so' yam-atma  catuspat."

sarvam - all;

hi - indded;

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sah - That ( BRAHMAM );

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