MUNDAKOPANISHAD : CHAPTER-3. SECTION-2. MANTRAM-4. { "Other means of Self-realisation." }





MUNDAKOPANISHAD

CHAPTER-3.

SECTION-2.

MANTRAM-4.  { "Other  means  of  Self-realisation." }

Discussion-8. "linga  ....continued )"

'Sruti'  here  is  thus  using  the  term  'linga'  in  its  largest  scope  of  its  implication.

Or  else,  we  will  have  to  accept  the  modern  brahmanik  interpretation  and  understand  the  mantram  to  mean  that  even  intelligent  tapascharya  has  no  spiritualizing   force  unless  the  one  performing  the  austerities  is  clothed  in  the  ochre  robes  or  has  a  shaven  head   or  carries  a  kamandalu  or  conversely,  it  would  mean  that  if  one  wears  this  special  dress  and  has  gone  through  "the  barber's  treatment"   he  can  come  to  claim  all  the  best  results  even  his  most  unintelligent  and  excessive  tapas!  

A  text - book  of  wisdom  cannot  thus  be  made  a  "BIBLE  OF  STUPIDITY"  if  there  is  yet  any  sense  of  reverence  for  great  Upanishads  left  with  us!!

Next : Discussion-9. "linga  ....continued )"

To be continued  ....




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