[Advaita-l] Mundaka Upanishad

sundararaman sundararaman at eth.net
Sat Aug 20 22:00:30 CDT 2005

Ram Ram
"Samith" is what the Guru uses daily for conducting his daily rituals with
fire(Homam);when U go to meet Guru,young children,elderly people,Sanyasin or
Deity in a temple you are supposed to go with some item to offer as
gift.This has been indicated in the Upanishad.
Ram Ram
K Sundara Raman
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I am currently studying the Drg-Drshya Viveka with commenatry by Swami
Tejomayanandaji, in which he quotes the following verse from Mundaka
upanishad (I-2-12):

"parIksya lokAn karmacitAn brAhmano
niverdam-AyAn-nAsty-akrtan krtena
tad-vijnAnArtham sa gurum-ev'Abhigacchet
samitpAnih srotriyam brahma-nistham

Having examined the worldly pleasures acquired by action, the wise man
gets detached from them since the Eternal cannot be gained by actions.
Therefore to attain That, with firewood in hands, he should humbly
approach the Guru who is well versed in scriptures and is a man of

Can anyone explain the significance of the statement "with firewood in

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