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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}.

Discussion-10. ( Qualification-4. "Who  possess  faith" : ( 'Sraddha-yantah'   last term   third  line  of  this  Mantram. )  and 5. "Who  offer  oblations  himself" :  ( 'Svayam  juhvate'    first  two  terms, third  line  of  this  Mantram )


Qualification-4. "Who  possess  faith" : ( 'Sraddha-yantah'   last term   third  line  of   this  Mantram. )

The  power  of  faith  and  necessity  of  faith  for  any  great  achievement  have  already  been  exhaustively  discussed  by  us.

Qualification-5. "Who  offer  oblations  himself" :  ( 'Svayam  juhvate'    first  two  terms, third  line  of  this  Mantram )
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Here  the  emphasis  is  entirely  on  the  word  "himself"  ( 'Svayam' ).

There  are  a  lot  of  people  who  claim  themselves  to  be  "Hindu-s"  today  and  have  taken  to  convenient  and  cheap  methods  of  God-worship  and  Merit-hoarding!

A  very  educated  and  cultured  Rotarian  recently  dumb-founded  me  by  host-fully  declaring  that  " in  my  house  we  have  Gita-reading   everyday  for  the  last  twenty-eight  years."

I  believed  him  first  and  admired  that  young   man's  wonderful  chance  and   luck  in  life.

An  as  the  conversation  warmed  up,  quite  innocently  he  declared,  "but  I  don't  know  a  line  of  Gita  or  anything  about  its  contents!!"

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"AGAMA PRAKARANA"
( The Scriptural Treatise )

Mantram-1

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

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etat  aksharam  =  this  syllable;
idam  sarvam  =  ( is )  all  this;
tasya  =  of  that  ( Omkara );
upa-vyakhyanam  =  a  clear  exposition;
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iti  =  thus  ( belonging  to );
sarvam  =  all  this;
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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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