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More questions in Prasna upanishad:

Then Bhargava approached the teacher and asked: “Holy sir, how many several powers hold together this body? Which of them are most manifest in it? And which is the greatest?”

“The powers”, replied the sage, “are ether, air, fire, water, earth – these being the five elements which compose the body; and besides these, speech, mind, eye, ear, and the rest of the sense organs. Once these powers made the boastful assertion: ‘we hold the body together and support it,’ whereupon Prana, the primal energy, supreme over them all, said to them: ‘Do not deceive yourselves. It is I alone, dividing myself fivefold, who hold together this body and support it. ‘ But they would not believe him. “Prana, to justify himself, made as if he intended to leave the body. But as he rose and appeared to be going, all the rest realised that if he went they also would have to depart with him; and as Prana again seated himself, the rest found their respective places. As bees go out when their queen goes out, and return when she returns, so was it with speech, mind, vision, hearing and the rest. Convinced of their error, the powers now praised Prana, saying,’As fire, Prana burns; as the sun, he shines; as cloud, he rains; as Indra, he rules the gods; as wind, he blows; as the moon, he nourishes all. He is that which is visible and also that which is invisible. he is immortal life.’

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