Mantra-9. ( "Summing up" )
"Yah sarvajnah sarva-vid yasya jnana-mayam tapah
tasmad-etad brahma nama rupam-annam ca jayate."
Iti Mundakopanishadi prathama-mundake prathamah khandah
yah = he, who;
sarvajnah = all-knowing, aware of all;
sarva-vid = all-wise, knower of all;
yasya = whose;
jnana-mayam = full of knowledge;
tapah = austerity, concentrated thought;
tasmat = from that;
etat = these;
brahma = Brahma, the Creator ( Hiranyagarbha );
nama = names;
rupam = forms;
annam = nourishment;
ca = also;
jayate = is produced.
"From the 'Brahmam' ( the Supreme Reality ) --- who not only is aware of the total happenings in the world but is equally in the know of all the details of happenings every minute, whose very thought is of nature of knowledge, --- are all these produced : the Creator, names and forms, and nourishment for all."
Discussion-1. With this mantram, the first section of the first Chapter of the Mundakopanishad is completed.
Naturally, Sruti is trying to summarise the entire chapter in a pregnant statement, at once brief and beautiful.
Next : Discussion-2. "two expressions, "Sarvajnah and Sarvavid" ------
To be continued ...