Thirty Minor Upanishads material pleasures (vide Apte's Dictionary). 19 Melana is lit., joining. This is the key to this science which seems to be kept profoundly secret and revealed by adepts only at initiation, as will appear from the subsequent passages in this Upanishaḍ. 20 All these are very mystic. 21 Probably it here means some part below the skull. 22 Certain motions of the fingers and hands in the pronunciation of manṭras. 23 Vāk is of four kinds (as said here) parā, pasyanṭī, maḍhyamā, and vaikharī. Vaikharī being the lowest and the grossest of sounds, and part being the highest. In evolution vāk begins from the highest to the lowest and in involution it takes a reverse order, to merge into the highest subtle sound (Parā). 24 The first three aspects of consciousness refer to the gross, subtle, and kāraṇa bodies of men, while the second three aspects refer to the three bodies of the universe. This is from the standpoint of the three bodies. 25 The egg of man—this shows that man in his formation is and appears as an egg, just as the universe is, and appears as an egg. 26 It is the consciousness that becomes distorted and is unable to cognise itself through the bodies. ________________________________________ PRINTED BY ANNIE BESANT AT THE VASANṬĀ PRESS, ADYAR, MADRAS.
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