MUNDAKOPANISHAD : CHAPTER-3. SECTION-2. Mantram-10. { Instructions on transfer of this Supreme Wisdom}.




MUNDAKOPANISHAD
    CHAPTER-3.
    SECTION-2.
   Mantram-10. { Instructions  on  transfer  of  this  Supreme  Wisdom}.

"Tad-etad-rcabhyuktam-

kriyavantah  srotriya  brahma-nishtah

svayam  juhvata  ekarsim  sraddha-yantah,

tesham-evaitam  brahma-vidyam  vadeta

siro-vratam  vidhivad  yaistu  cirnam."

tat  =  that;

etat  =  this;

rca  =  by  one  RK  ( a  vedik  mantram );

abhyuktam  =  explained;

kriyavantah  =  who  perform  rituals;

srotriyah  =  who  read   and  study  the  Veda-s;

brahma-nishtah  =  who  pursue  the  meditation  upon  Brahmam;

svayam  =  by  oneself;

juhvate  =  offer  oblation  to  the  fire;

ekarsim  =  the  sacificial  fire  called  'ekarsi';

sraddha-yantah  =  with  faith;

tesham  =  to  them;

eva  =  alone;

etam  =  this;

brahma-vidyam  =  knowledge  of  Brahmam;

vedeta  =  should  tell;

siro-vratam  =  Sirovrata  ( a vow  of  carrying  fire  on  the  head );

vidhivat  =  according  to  rules;

yaih  =  by  whom;

tu  =  and;

cirnam  =  observed,  performed.


'This  very  doctrine  has  been  explained  in  a  Veda  mantram  ( Rca )  as  follows' : -

"To  them  alone,  let  one  teach  this  knowledge  of  Brahmam,  who  perform  rituals,  who  read  and  study  the  Veda-s,  who  pursue  the  meditaions  upon  Brahmam,  who  possess  faith  and  offer  oblations  themselves  to  the  fire  called  Ekarsi;  and  who  have  observed  strictly  the  Sirovrta."

Next : Discussion-1. "Karma-kandam of Vedam...
To be continued  ...."



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