The fifth and the sixth Brahmanas of the first Adhyaya of the Brhadaranyaka Upanisad form the finale of the discussion of Avidya which is the basis of man's Sastriya Vyavahara.
It consists in the performance of rituals and meditations prescribed in the Srutis (and Smrtis). Thus, they presuppose a basic duality revealed through their mutual relation as the enjoyers and the objects of their enjoyment.
These two Brahmanas explain this relation in great detail, thereby clarifying the entire complex of the rituals and/or meditations as but the worship (Upasana) or the vital force (Prana).
About the Authors:
Dr. K.P. Jog is a retired Professor of Vedic Sanskrit and General editor of sanskrit Dictionary Project of Deccan College Research Institute, Pune.
Dr. Shoun Hino is Professor of Gifu Pharmaceutical University, Japan. He obtained a Ph.D. degree from the University of Poona in 1979 and works on Vedanta, Suresvara in particular. He is completing twelve-volume Suresvara's study under the title of Advaita Tradition Series (Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi) and recently published Puja and Samskara (Motilal Banarsidass) in collaboration with Prof. M. Tachikawa.