Only the Truth wins || On Mundaka Upanishad (2021)

January 27, 2022 | Acharya Prashant

सत्यमेव जयते नानृतं सत्येन पन्था विततो देवयानः ।
येनाक्रमन्त्यृषयो ह्याप्तकामा यत्र तत् सत्यस्य परमं निधानम् ॥

satyameva jayate nānṛtaṃ satyena panthā vitato devayānaḥ
yenākramantyṛṣayo hyāptakāmā yatra tat satyasya paramaṃ nidhānam

It is Truth alone that conquers and not falsehood; by Truth was stretched out the path of the journey of the gods, by which the sages winning their desire ascend there where Truth has its supreme abode.

~ Verse 3.1.6, Mundaka Upanishad

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Acharya Prashant (AP): “It is Truth alone that wins and not falsehood; by Truth was stretched out the path of the journey of the gods, by which the sages winning their desire ascend there where Truth has its supreme abode.”

Probably the most famous of the Upanishadic verses in the contemporary world. Satymaeva jayate*—Truth alone wins. And it goes on to re-emphasize by saying: *Satyameva jayate nānṛtaṃ satyena, Truth alone wins and not falsehood, not asatya. So, there is double emphasis. We will have to go very carefully and very attentively into this.


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