Mundaka Upanishad: bow and arrow metaphor


Mundaka 2.2.3.
“Holding the great bow of Upanishadic wisdom, the aspirant should fix the arrow of mind, sharpened with meditation, on its target. Draw the string with full absorption and shoot at the target. O my friend, remember immutable, eternal Truth alone is the target.”
Mundaka 2.2.4.
“AUM is the bow, atman (individual self) is the arrow; Brahman (universal self) is the target. Aim precisely and, like an arrow become merged with the target.”

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