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Teachings from Mundaka Upanishad explained by Sadhu Bhadreshdas

Just like countless herbs and plants grow on this earth according to their seeds, similarly this world is created from Akshar. On the earth, some trees have thorns, some are lush with fragrant flowers, some abound with sweet fruits whereas others may be bitter, astringent or pungent. The root cause of this variety is their seeds, not the earth. The earth produces and nourishes all, it is not biased or pitiless. Similarly, with regards to variety in the world, Akshar represents the earth. The differences we see in the world are due to the seeds in the form of the previous karmas of each ‘atma’. In this way, although being the cause of this extremely diverse creation, Akshar has no faults like pitilessness and prejudice. Akshar is nothing but divine.

Yatha pruthivyamoshadhayaha sambhavanti – (Mundaka Upanishad: 1/1/7)