अन्नमयं हि सोम्य मन आपोमयः प्राणस्तेजोमयी वागिति भूय एव मा भगवान्विज्ञापयत्विति तथा सोम्येति होवाच ॥ ६.६.६ ॥
॥ इति षष्ठः खण्डः ॥
annamayaṃ hi somya mana āpomayaḥ prāṇastejomayī vāgiti bhūya eva mā bhagavānvijñāpayatviti tathā somyeti hovāca || 6.6.5 ||
|| iti ṣaṣṭhaḥ khaṇḍaḥ ||
5. ‘O Somya, the mind is certainly nourished by food, pṛāṇa by water, and speech by fire.’ [Śvetaketu then said,] ‘Sir, will you please explain this to me again?’ ‘Yes, I will explain again, O Somya,’ replied his father.
Somya, O Somya; manaḥ hi annamayam, the mind is certainly nourished by food; prāṇaḥ āpomayaḥ, the vital force is nourished by water; vāk tejomayī iti, speech is nourished by fire; bhagavān, sir; bhūyaḥ eva, again; mā, to me; vijnāpayatu iti, will you please explain; tathā, so be it; somya iti, O Somya; ha uvāca, he [the father] said. Iti ṣaṣṭhaḥ khaṇḍaḥ, here ends the sixth section.