The Prashna Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary
अथ कबन्धी कत्यायन उपेत्य पप्रच्छ ।
भगवन् कुते ह वा इमाः प्रजाः प्रजायन्त इति ॥ ३ ॥
atha kabandhī katyāyana upetya papraccha |
bhagavan kute ha vā imāḥ prajāḥ prajāyanta iti || 3 ||
3. Then Kabandhî, having approached Kâtyâyana asked: worthy master, whence are these creatures born?
Com.—Then, i.e., after a year, Kabandhi having approached Kâtyâyana asked ‘Oh, worthy master, whence do these creatures, Brahmins and the rest, arise?’ This question is intended to elicit what results are attained and what path is gone through, by combining Aparavidya and Karma.