Where you miss Him is where you will find Him || On Mundaka Upanishad (2021)

March 7, 2022 | Acharya Prashant

मनोमयः प्राणशरीरनेता प्रतिष्ठितोऽन्ने हृदयं सन्निधाय ।
तद्विज्ञानेन परिपश्यन्ति धीरा आनन्दरूपममृतं यद् विभाति ॥

manomayaḥ prāṇaśarīranetā pratiṣṭhito'nne hṛdayaṃ sannidhāya
tadvijñānena paripaśyanti dhīrā ānandarūpamamṛtaṃ yad vibhāti

The mental being, leader of the life and the body, has set the heart in matter, in matter He has taken His firm foundation. By its knowing the wise see everywhere around them That which shines in its effulgence, a shape of bliss and immortal.

~ Verse 2.2.8

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Acharya Prashant: “The mental being,” manomaya, “leader of life and body,” prāṇaśarīranetā, “has set the heart in matter,” pratiṣṭhito'nne hṛdayaṃ sannidhāya, “in matter He has taken His firm foundation.”

To the living being, the jīva, the disciple, the one to whom all the revelations are addressed, the Supreme Being makes Himself felt as the mind.

It is your mind that craves for the Truth; it is your mind that desperately wants to avoid the Truth.


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