Namaskaar. On to Part 11 of Mundaka Upanishad. In the previous Part 10 the Teacher was explaining concentration in achieving the goal by giving the analogy of bow-arrow. In this part he takes the example further to explain the fruits and results that would accrue to such a student and how he would be able to understand the Higher.
The muNDakopaniShat – Part 11
In the previous mantra it was said that Brahman is beyond the darkness of avidyā, ignorance. The enlightened Teacher has given the instruction to his disciples. The disciples too, who have committed to the realization of Brahman, the object of parā, higher, vidyā, are free of actions involving the attainment of the worldly goals, aparā, lower, vidyā. The benevolent Ācārya wholeheartedly wishes them unhindered success in their committed endeavor. So, He utters the benediction ‘Unhindered may your journey to the other shore (of the ocean of ignorance) characterized by the realization of the Self, verily Brahman, free of ignorance.’
In the next mantra, the ‘location’ of Brahman is stated:
यः सर्वज्ञः सर्वविद्यस्यैष महिमा भुवि ।
दिव्ये ब्रह्मपुरे ह्येष व्योमन्यात्मा प्रतिष्ठितः ॥ ७ ॥
यः He who सर्वज्ञः knows all सर्ववित् understands all यस्य whose एष this महिमा glory भुवि in the world दिव्ये in the effulgent ब्रह्मपुरे abode of Brahman हि indeed एष He व्योमनि in the heart space आत्मा this Self प्रतिष्ठितः is established