Prashna Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary
by S. Sitarama Sastri | 1928 | 19,194 words
The Prashna Upanishad is a series philosophical poems presented as questions (prashna) inquired by various Hindu sages (Rishi) and answered by Sage Pippalada. The questions discuss knowledge about Brahman, the relation of the individual (Purusha) with the universal (Atman), meditation, immortality and various other Spiritual topics. This commentar...
Shri Shankara’s Introduction
OM TAT SAT.
ADORATION TO THE BRAHMAN.
ओं भद्रं कर्णेभिः शृणुयाम देवा । भद्रम् पष्येमाक्शभिर्यजत्राः ।
स्थिरैरङ्गैस्तुष्तुवाँसस्तनूभि । र्व्यशेम देवहितं यदायुः ॥
oṃ bhadraṃ karṇebhiḥ śṛṇuyāma devā . Bhadram paṣyemākśabhiryajatrāḥ .
sthirairaṅgaistuṣtuvām̐sastanūbhi . Rvyaśema devahitaṃ yadāyuḥ ॥
Om, Oh Gods, may we, with our ears, hear what is auspicious; Oh ye! fit to be worshipped, may we, with our eyes, see what is auspicious; may we enjoy the life allotted to us by the gods, offering our praise with our bodies strong of limb.
ओं शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
oṃ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ ॥
Om peace! peace! peace
ओं नमः परमात्मने । हरिः ओं ॥
oṃ namaḥ paramātmane | hariḥ oṃ ||
OM ADORATION TO THE PARAMATMAN.