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Verse 2.13

प्राणस्येदं वशे सर्वं त्रिदिवे यत्प्रतिष्ठितम् ।
मातेव पुत्रान्रक्शस्व श्रीश्च प्रज्ञां च विधेहि न इति ॥ १३ ॥

prāṇasyedaṃ vaśe sarvaṃ tridive yatpratiṣṭhitam |
māteva putrānrakśasva śrīśca prajñāṃ ca vidhehi na iti || 13 ||

13. All this is within the control of Prâna, as also what is in the third heaven. Protect us like a mother. Give us affluence and knowledge.

 

Shankara’s Commentary:

Com.—In short, everything of enjoyment in this world, is under the control of Prâna; as also of all that which exists in the third heaven for the enjoyment of the Dêvâs, etc., Prâna alone is the lord or protector. Therefore, protect, as a mother does her sons. As all splendour pertaining to a Brahmin and Kshatriya are due to you, give us that affluence and knowledge originating in you. It has been thus determined that Prâna whose greatness or glory, as being all, has thus been disclosed by the eulogy of the prânas; such as speech and the rest is the lord of the creation, the eater.

 

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॥ इति प्रश्नोपनिषदि द्वितीयः प्रश्नः ॥

|| iti praśnopaniṣadi dvitīyaḥ praśnaḥ ||

Here ends the Second Prasna.

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