[Advaita-l] Mundaka Upanishad

Ravisankar Mayavaram abhayambika at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 12:29:38 CDT 2005

May be you can combine the following two messages and with your
question and come up with some interesting explanation:

1) http://lists.advaita-vedanta.org/archives/advaita-l/1997-September/007433.html
2) http://lists.advaita-vedanta.org/archives/advaita-l/1997-September/007438.html

> arun nair <arun103 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> realisation"
> Can anyone explain the significance of the statement "with firewood in hands".

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