God is Our Goal

According to the Mundaka Upanishad, the three most important elements of spiritual practice are a) the practitioner, b) the goal (God), and c) the means of attaining the goal. In this livestream talk, Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya comments upon this famous passage from the Mundaka Upanishad.

“Having taken the bow furnished by the Upanishads, the great weapon, and fixed in the bow that arrow rendered pointed by constant devotional meditation (upasana) and having drawn it with the mind fixed on Brahman, hit that target – the immortal Brahman. Aum is the bow, atman is the arrow and Brahman is its target. The target of Brahman should be hit by one who is self-collected. Plunge the arrow of your true self in Him, even as the arrow is lost in the target.” (Mundaka Upanishad, 2:2:3-4)

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