The Prashna Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary
तस्मै स होवाचातिप्रष्चान्पृच्छसि ब्रह्मिष्ठोऽसीति तस्मात्तेऽहं ब्रवीमि ॥ २ ॥
tasmai sa hovācātipraṣcānpṛcchasi brahmiṣṭho'sīti tasmātte'haṃ bravīmi || 2 ||
2. To him he replied, ‘you ask questions about transcending things. I will answer thee, because you are a greater knower of Brahman.’
Com.—Thus questioned, the preceptor, said to him, Prâna himself, being difficult to know, is fit for intricate questioning. You question about the origin, etc., even of him. Therefore, you ask questions about transcending things. As you are eminently, a knower of Brahman, I am delighted and shall tell you what you ask about. Listen.