Mundaka Upanishad 1.2.8

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Mundaka Upanishad 1.2.8

Mundaka Upanisad 1.2.8

अविद्यायामन्तरे वर्तमानाः स्वयṁ धीराः पण्डितं मन्यमानाः ।
जङ्घन्यमानाः परियन्ति मूढा अन्धेनैव नीयमाना यथान्धाः ॥ ८ ॥

Mundaka Upanishad 1.2.8

avidyāyāmantare vartamānāḥ svayaṁ dhīrāḥ paṇḍitaṃ manyamānāḥ |
jaṅghanyamānāḥ pariyanti mūḍhā andhenaiva nīyamānā yathāndhāḥ || 8 ||

Mundaka Upanisad 1.2.8

8. Being in the midst of ignorance and thinking in their own minds that they are intelligent and learned, the ignorant wander, afflicted with troubles, like the blind led by the blind.

8. Berada di tengah-tengah ketidaktahuan dan berpikir dalam benak mereka sendiri bahwa mereka cerdas dan terpelajar, pengembara yang bodoh, menderita masalah, seperti orang buta dipimpin oleh orang buta.

Shankara’s Commentary:

Com.—Moreover, being in the midst of ignorance, i.e., being utterly ignorant and thinking in their own minds “we alone are intelligent and have known all that should be known.” Thus flattering themselves, the ignorant wander much afflicted by old age, sickness and a lot of their troubles, being devoid of vision as the blind in this world, going the way pointed out by persons, themselves blind, fall into ditch and brambles.

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