Namaskaar. we move on to Part 7 of our understanding of the wonderful Mundaka Upanishad with explanation by Shri V. Subrahmanian on his series originally posted on http://www.advaita-academy.org. This website has a huge collection of reading material, audio and video talks and other links by very learned teachers of Vedanta.
The muNDakopaniShat – Part 7
दिव्यो ह्यमूर्तः पुरुषः सबाह्याभ्यन्तरो ह्यजः ।
अप्राणो ह्यमनाः शुभ्रो ह्यक्षरात्परतः परः ॥ २ ॥
दिव्यः luminous हि indeed अमूर्तः formless पुरुषः puruṣa सबाह्याभ्यन्तरः existing within and without हि verily अजः unborn अप्राणः devoid of prāṇa हि indeed अमनाः devoid of mind शुभ्रः pure हि thus अक्षरात् परतः than the great imperishable परः greater
He is the self-luminous and formless Puruṣa, uncreated and existing both within and without. He is devoid of prāṇa, devoid of mind, pure and higher than the supreme Imperishable.
The Supreme Brahman is resplendent since It is self-luminous. It needs no luminosity from any other object. In fact, It is the source of all luminosity of the luminous objects like the Sun, etc. in creation. It is luminous in the sense that It is in the luminous Self, by Itself. And Its luminosity is transcendental in the sense that it is not physical. Hence It is devoid of any form. Continue reading