MUNDAKOPANISHAD : CHAPTER-3. SECTION-2. MANTRAM-7.{ Nature of Liberation.}



MUNDAKOPANISHAD

CHAPTER-3.

SECTION-2.

MANTRAM -7.{ Nature  of  Liberation.}

Discussion- 7. "The  devata-s  ( senses)  enter  ...."


"The  devata-s  ( senses )  enter  their  corresponding  deva-s  ( deities )" : -   ( First two  lines  of  this  mantram ) - 

We  have  already  seen  that  in  the  vocabulary  of  the  Upanishad-s,  when  they  say  'the  presiding  deities  of  the  sense-organs,'   they  mean  only  'the  powers  of  the  receiving  the  sense  impulses  that  are  located  in  the  respective  sense-organs."

For  example,   the  eye  is  considered  in  the  Vedantham   to  be  presided  over  by  the  sun.

This  only  means  that  the  vision  of  the  eye  can  function  only  when  its  sense-objects  such  as  form  and  colour  are  in  the  medium  of  light;  and  the  sun  being  a  mass  of  light,  in  the  poetic  language  of  the  Rishi-s,  they  say  that  the  instrument  of  vision  ie  presided  over  by  the  Lords   of  the  'ELEMENTS.' 

In  the  case  of  an  individual  who  has  realized  the  Self,  the  Sruti  here  explains  that  these  various  faculties  in  the  organs,    in  perceiving  their  respective  objects,  roll  out  of  the  sense-organs  into  their  respective  'microcosmic  elemental  powers.'  

Next : Discussion-8. "Deeds  and  the  Self-full-knowledge" ...

To be continued  ....



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