Consciousness and the material || On Mundaka Upanishad (2021)

February 18, 2022 | Acharya Prashant

तस्माच्च देवा बहुधा संप्रसूताः साध्या मनुष्याः पशवो वयांसि ।
प्राणापानौ व्रीहियवौ तपश्च श्रद्ध सत्यं ब्रह्मचर्यं विधिश्च ॥

tasmācca devā bahudhā saṃprasūtāḥ sādhyā manuṣyāḥ paśavo vayāṃsi
prāṇāpānau vrīhiyavau tapaśca śraddha satyaṃ brahmacaryaṃ vidhiśca

And from Him have issued many gods, and demigods and men and beasts and birds, the main breath and downward breath, and rice and barley, and askesis and faith and truth, and chastity and rule of right practice.

~ Verse 2.1.7

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Acharya Prashant (AP): “And from Him have issued many gods, and demigods and men and beasts and birds, the main breath and downward breath, and rice and barley, and askesis and faith and truth, and chastity and rule of right practice.”

Basically, you and your entire world have come from Him. From Him have proceeded all you know of, and all you know of are known to you. So, fundamentally what is being said is: you and your world, they all come from Him. Why is this being said? Let's understand.


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Acharya Prashant is an emerging champion of socio-spiritual awakening in the world today. An alumnus of IIT-Delhi and IIM-Ahmedabad, and a former Civil Services officer, Acharya Prashant is an acclaimed Speaker, Vedanta Teacher and author of over 50 books. Apart from that he wears various hats: a veganism promoter, an environmental activist, a science activist, a campaigner against superstition, and a champion of essential human freedom. Know More

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