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MANDUKYA UPANISHAD : Chapter-1. "AGAMA PRAKARANA" ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Mantram-3, Discussion-4.

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12/07/2017.
MANDUKYA UPANISHAD
Chapter-1.
"AGAMA PRAKARANA" ( The Scriptural Treatise )
Mantram-3
***************************** Jagarita-sthano bahih prajnah saptanga
ekona-vimsati-mukhah sthula-bhuk
vaisvanarah prathamah padah.
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Jagarita-sthano : one whose field is waking state;
bahih prajnah : who is conscious of the external;
sapta angah : has seven limbs;
ekona vimsati mukhah : has nineteen mouths;
sthula-bhuk : experiencer of gross objects;
vaisvanarah : (is) vaisvanara;
prathamah : first;
padah ; quarter.
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* The first quarter (pada) is Vaisvanara whose sphere of activity is the waking state, who is conscious of the external world of objects, who has seven limbs and ninteen mouths, and who enjoys the gross objects of the world.
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Discussion - 4.

1.
The Visva is described here by the Upanishadik Seers as having " seven limbs and nineteen mouths"
2.
The matter - of - fact - intellects reading such expressions i…

MANDUKYA UPANISHAD : Chapter-1. "AGAMA PRAKARANA" ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Mantram-3, Discussion-3.

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09/07/2017.
MANDUKYA UPANISHAD
Chapter-1.
"AGAMA PRAKARANA" ( The Scriptural Treatise )
Mantram-3
***************************** Jagarita-sthano bahih prajnah saptanga
ekona-vimsati-mukhah sthula-bhuk
vaisvanarah prathamah padah.
*****************************

Jagarita-sthano : one whose field is waking state;
bahih prajnah : who is conscious of the external;
sapta angah : has seven limbs;
ekona vimsati mukhah : has nineteen mouths;
sthula-bhuk : experiencer of gross objects;
vaisvanarah : (is) vaisvanara;
prathamah : first;
padah ; quarter.
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* The first quarter (pada) is Vaisvanara whose sphere of activity is the waking state, who is conscious of the external world of objects, who has seven limbs and ninteen mouths, and who enjoys the gross objects of the world.
*  Discussion - 3.

1. The Upanishad is trying to give us an exact location, identity, field of activity and things enjoyed by the 'waker' in us.
2. This 'waker-ego' is called in sams…