Namaskaar. Continuing with part 2 of the Mundaka Upanishad in our new series of Upanishad talks. Link to part 1
The muNDakopaniShat – Part 2
In the mantra 1.1.3 we see that shaunaka, the householder, formally approached angirA seeking the Supreme Knowledge. He asked ‘Respected Sir, by knowing what everything will be known innately? I have heard in the discourses of noble and learned persons that by knowing one entity everything will become known.’ Or it could be that shounaka has the worldly knowledge that the transformations of gold, etc. become known by knowing their unifying cause, gold, etc. Thereby what is there that is the cause of the variegated world, by the knowledge of which the entire creation becomes known?
The reply from the Teacher to this crucial question comes thus: Continue reading