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





MUNDAKOPANISHAD

CHAPTER-3.

SECTION-2.

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

Nayam-atma  bala-hinena  labhyo

na  ca  pramadat  tapaso  va' py-alingat,

etair-upayair-yatate  yastu  vidvan

tasyaisa  atma  visate  brahma-dhama.

na  =  not;

ayam  =  this;

atma  =  Paramatma;

bala-hinena  =  by  the  weak  ( in  spirit );

labhyah  =  is  attained;

na  =  not;

ca  =  and;

pramadat  =  insincerity,  careless-ness;

tapasah  =  from  penances,  austerities;

va  =  or;

api  =  and;

alingat  = ( literal  meaning - without  proper  sign ),  improper,  unintelligent;

etaih  =  by  these;

upayaih  =  practices,  means;

yatate  =  strives;

yah  =  that;

tu  =  but;

vidvan  =  wise  man;

tasya  =  to  him;

esah  =  this;

atma  =  Paramatma;

visate  =  attains;

brahma-dhama  =  the  state  of  brahmam.

"The  Self  is  not  gained  by  the  weak  ( in  body,  mind,  and  intellect  or  Spirit ),  nor  by  the  insincere,  nor  by  those  practicing  ( unintelligent )  austerities,  but  wise  men  who  strive  with  vigour,  attention  and  prosperity  attain  union  with  Brahmam."  

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