कम्पनात् ॥ ३९॥
kampanāt || 39 ||
kampanāt—On account of vibration.
39. (Prana is Brahman) on account of the vibration (spoken of the whole world).
“Whatever there is in the whole world has come out of and trembles in the Prana” etc. (Kath. 2 . 6 . 2). Here ‘Prana’ is Brahman and not the vital force. Why? First because of the context, since Brahman is the topic in the previous and subsequent texts. Again “The whole world trembles in Prana”—in this we have reference to an attribute of Brahman, It being the abode of the whole world. It is the cause of the life of the whole world including the Prana. Lastly, immortality is declared to him who knows this Prana, and ‘Prana’ is also often used to denote Brahman in the Sruti.