Now, in this, different parts are used for different oblations.
The Rishi says, when one falls asleep, everything returns to the centre, which is the mind. Therefore, the person speaks not, hears not, experiences not; but that part of the life energy which is required to keep the body alive, remains functioning.
That which is between the inner and the outer breath is the Samana. Samana, between the inner and the outer breaths, is also called equalising breath, because it equalises the outer and the inner. The mind here is the one who performs the sacrifice. The fruit of the sacrifice is the up-breath. It leads the one, who performs the sacrifice everyday, to Brahman.
Watch the word–’upward breath’. It means that when the mind and the Prana are completely moving upwards, that is moving to the higher states of consciousness, which a practitioner of Yoga will understand, then one is in touch daily, all the time with the Highest Supreme Reality, which is the super-conscious state.
The mind at rest, free from the trammels and conditioning of the sensory data, becomes once again all powerful and all-pervading and sees everything; and, experiences everything, about which the Rishi says, He is All!