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-15. "Summation....."

A  modern  translator  makes  an  intelligent  guess  that  this  may  be  a  reference  to  the  Sannyasa  ceremony  and  his  guess  seems  to  have  another  support  in  the  suggestive  meaning  of  the  very  name  of  the  Upanishad   ---  Mundaka,  which  indicates  the  shaving  of  the  head.*

This  too  is  gross  and  ugly  meaning  read  into  a  beautifully  scientific  statement  of  the  Rishi-s.

Thus,  to  all  those  who  have  the  above  mentioned  six  great  qualifications,  : -

1. Kriyavantah - one  who  performs  Rituals,

2. Srotriyah - one  who  well-versed  in  the  Upanishadik  literature,

3. Brahmanishta - one  who  pursue  the  meditation  upon  the  'Brahmam',

4. Sraddhayanta - one  who  possess  faith,

5. Svayam  juhvata - one  who  offers  oblations  himself,

6. Sirovrata - one  who  has  a  vow  of  carrying  fire  on  the  head  ( intellectual  quest,  this  intellect-on-fire ),

this  Upanishad  is  an  ideal  text-book  to  indicate  to  him  the  goal  of  life,  meaning  of  the  struggle  and  strifes  of  our  present   life  and  the  way  by  which  this  great  goal  can  be  achieved  by  every  one  of  us.

* Mundaka  has,  therefore,  been  named  as  the  "Shaving  Upanishad  or  the  Upanishad  of  the  Tonsured."

The End. ( Discussion  on Mantram-10. )

Next : Mantram-11. { Conclusion of  this  Upanishad }
To be continued  ...



          

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