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Mundakopanishad-85(Posted on 02-08-2020)

Author: Srimaan Sribhashyam Srinivasacharyulu


Dear RAmAnuja DAsas and Asthikas,

In this posting we shall continue with the explanation of 2nd Mantra.

Explanation of the Mantra

A Jiva, who is part of this world, is called a SamsAri as long as he is bound by the PrakRiti. He will be making efforts to increase the desires to enjoy the worldly enjoyments and to experience them. His efforts will result some times in this life itself. If the efforts have not culminated in this life itself, the deeds which were done by him in that process, will become the reason for another life, and he takes birth in another life and he will experience those enjoyments. This cycle continues with him performing pious deeds and heinous deeds to fulfil his desire to experience these external enjoyments and taking another birth to experience the fruits of his deeds. These are the reasons for him to be born again and again for experiencing these fruits, and performing the various deeds as explained above. If one desires to avoid the miseries of living in the mother’s womb, experiencing the miseries of diseases, old age, death etc. which are the resultants of his participating in the cycle of births and deaths, he must abstain from desires to experience the worldly enjoyments. He must develop the desire to experience his Lord BhagavAn. He should learn about the nature of both Him and his own self. He should meditate and suitably propitiate the BhagavAn. Thus from the propitiation of BhagavAn, and abstinence from the desires to enjoy the worldly enjoyments, he will be relieved from the bondage of the worldly affairs and attain the moksha the ultimate release from the cycle of births and deaths and will attain the moksha in the form of being in the presence of ParamAthman in the SriVaikunTham. It is natural that he will be devoid of desires for enjoying the small and short periods of worldly enjoyments once he comes to know the nature and characteristics of BhagavAn, the reason for experiencing unending bliss in the presence of Him. The fourth line of the Mantra which runs - “ihaiva sarve pravileeyanti kAmAh” proves this point only.

With this the 2nd Mantra is concluded.


3rd Mantra

nAyamAtmA pravachanena labhyah
na medhayA na bahunA s'rutena |
yamevaisha vRiNute tena labhyah
tasyaisha AtmA vivRiNute tanoom svAm ||



Word meanings

  1. ayam AtmA = this paramAthman
  2. na labhyah = is not obtained (attained)
  3. pravachanena = by repeated uttering
  4. medhayaa na = nor by meditation and propitiation He
     (labhyah)         is attainable (obtained)
  5. bahunA s'utena = nor by listening the Vedas and Vedantas and their
     na labhyah         subsidiaries like grammar etc.
  6. eshah = This paramAthman
  7. tena labhyah = will be attainable only by such a Jiva
  8. yameva vRiNute = whichever Jiva, he chooses to bring in His audience.
  9. esha AtmA = This ParamAthman
  10. vivRiNute = will exhibit
  11. svAm tanoom = His effulgent form
  12. tasya = only to that Jiva, whom he likes and had chosen.

To continue.
In the next posting we shall continue with the explanation of this 3rd Mantra.
dAsoham
aDiyen
Srinivasa RAmAnuja DAsan.