The Prashna Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary
यथा सम्रादेवाधिकृतान्विनियुङ्क्ते । एतन्ग्रामानोतान्प्रामानधितिष्टस्वेत्येवमेवैष प्राण इतरान्प्राणान्पृथक्पृथगेव सन्निधत्ते ॥ ४ ॥
yathā samrādevādhikṛtānviniyuṅkte | etangrāmānotānprāmānadhitiṣṭasvetyevamevaiṣa prāṇa itarānprāṇānpṛthakpṛthageva sannidhatte || 4 ||
4. As the sovereign alone commands the officers, (under him) ‘stay in these villages and those,’ so this Prâna posts other prânas separately (at their respective posts).
Com.—Just as in the world, the soverign alone posts officers under him to different villages; how? ‘Look to these villages and those.’ So, as pointed out in the illustration, the chief Prâna commands other prânas such as the eye, etc., and his own different manifestations to their respective posts.