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...

विज्ञानात्मा सह देवैश्च सर्वैः प्राणाभुतानि संप्रतिष्ठन्ति यत्र ।
तदक्शरं वेदयते यस्तु सोम्य स सर्वज्ञः सर्वमेवाविवेशेति ॥ ११ ॥

vijñānātmā saha devaiśca sarvaiḥ prāṇābhutāni saṃpratiṣṭhanti yatra |
tadakśaraṃ vedayate yastu somya sa sarvajñaḥ sarvamevāviveśeti || 11 ||

11. Who knows, good-looking youth ! the undecaying Âtman in whom the knowing self with all the devas, the Pranas, and the five elements are centred. He, the omniscient, enters, indeed, into all.


Shankara’s Commentary:

Com.—Who knows good-looking youth! the undecaying Âtman, into which the knowing self with alt the Devas, such as fire and the rest, the Pranas, i.e., the eye and the rest and the Bhutas, such as the earth, etc., enter; he being omniscient enters, indeed, into all.



॥ इति प्रश्नोपनिषदि चतुर्थः प्रश्नः ॥

|| iti praśnopaniṣadi caturthaḥ praśnaḥ ||

Here ends the Fourth Prasna.


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