Purusha Sooktam

Purusha Sooktam
(from Krishna Yajurvedam Taittiriya Aranyakam)

Divided into following parts:

PART I : Manifestation of the Universe
Part II: The Sacrifice
Part III: The Meditation
Part IV: The Vision

PART I : Manifestation of the Universe
– Anantam – UNLIMITED MANIFESTATIONS
– Vishvamayam – OMNIPRESENCE
– Lokaateetatvam – TRANSCENDENCE
– Vyakta Avyaktam – MANIFEST and the UN MANIFEST
– Poorva Srushti – PRE CREATION

Part II: The Sacrifice
– Uttara Srushti – POST CREATION
– Yagnya Roopakam – YAGNYA IMAGERY
– Ekaanaeka – ONE THAT BECAME ONE and ALL

Part III: The Meditation
– Chaaturvarnyam – FOUR FOLD CLASSIFICATION

Part IV: The Vision
– Naama Roopa Rahasya Darshanam – SECRET BEHIND NAMES and FORMS
– Dharmasya Moolam – ROOT of DHARMA
– Vishwa Karmi – MASTER BUILDER
– Tatva Saakshaatkaaram – SPIRITUAL REALIZATION
– Antaryami Tatvam – LORD WITHIN
– Brahma Tejas – SPIRITUAL GLOW
– Brahma Jnani Mahima – The STATE OF KNOWER of BRAHMAN




 

For the pronounciation of the slokas use the transliteration keys

PART I : Manifestation of the Universe

Anantam – UNLIMITED MANIFESTATIONS

Aum sa -ha-sra   shI-rSHA    pu-ru-SHaH | 
sa-ha-srA- xaH    sa -ha-sra    pAt | 
sa   bhU- mim    vi – shva- tO    vRe – tvA | 
a-tya-ti-SHTha-dda- shA- n~gu – lam ||1||

sa -ha-sra (thousand)  shI-rSHA  (heads)  pu-ru-SHaH (Purusha)| 
sa-ha-sra + a- xaH (thousand eyes)  sa -ha-sra (thousand)   pAt (feet)| 
 saH(he)   bhU- mim (Earth)   vi – shva- tO (entirety)   vRe – tvA (pervades) | 
a-tya-ti-SHThat (extends) + da- shA- n~gu – lam (ten inches, far beyond) ||1||

The Purusha with thousands(countless) of heads, eyes, and feet pervades the Earth in entirety and extends far beyond.


Vishwamayam – OMNIPRESENCE

pu-ru-SHa   aE -vaE-da-gm   sa-rvam | 
ya-dbhU – tam     ya-cca   bha-vyam  | 
u-tA-mRe-ta    tva-syaE-shA naH | 
ya-da-nnaE-nA-ti -rO-ha-ti  ||2||

pu-ru-SHa (Purusha)   aE -vaE + i-dam (this is)   sa-rvam (all) | 
yat (that) +bhU – tam (which was)    yat (that) + ca (too or and)+bha-vyam (to be) | 
utA (moreover) + amRe-ta -tva-sya (of immortality) + I-shA-naH (master) | 
 yat (that) + a-nnaE-na (through food) + a-ti -rO-ha-ti (grows immensely) ||2||

Whatever has been and whatever is to be is all Purusha. He is the master of immortality and He appears to grow immensely through food.


Lokaateetatvam – TRANSCENDENCE

aE -tA-vA-na-sya     ma-hi -mA | 
a-tO    jyA-yA-g-shca      pU-ru-SHaH | 
pA-dO (s)-sya      vi-shvA    bhU -tA- ni 
tri -pA- da-syA(a)-mRe-tam   di – vi  ||3||

aE -tA-vAn (all that is) + a-sya (His)     ma-hi -mA (greatness) | 
a-taH (and then)   jyA-yAn (Elder, great) +ca  (also)     pU-ru-ShaH | 
pA-daH (one quarter) + a-sya  (His)    vi-shvA  (in the world) 
bhU-tA-ni (created forms) |
tri-pA-dah: (three quarters) + a-syA  (His) a -mRe-tam (etrnal) di-vi (unmanifest realm) ||3||

All that is is His glory, and in actuality He surpasses all this. One quarter of Him comprise all the creations (living and the non-living), while three quarters of Him are eternally in the unmanifest realm.


Vyakta Avyaktam – MANIFEST and the UN MANIFEST

tri -pA-dU -rdhva    u-dai -tpu-ru-SHaH | 
pA- dO-(a)syaE – hA-bha-vA- tpu-naH | 
ta-tO    vi-SHva n~  vya-krA-mat 
sA-sha-nA-na-sha -naE     a – bhi  ||4||

tri -pAt (three qurters)+ U -rdhva (above)   u-dai -t (remained)+ pu-ru-SHaH | 
 pA- daH (one quarter) + asya (of His)+i – ha (is here) + a-bha-vAt (manifested) + pu-naH(again) | 
ta-tah: (with that)  vi-SHva n~ (different forms) vya-krA-mat (pervaded) | 
sA-sha-naH (that which eat) + a-na-sha – naH(that which does not eat)  a-bhi (come forth) ||4||

Three quarters of Him remain above (un manifest). One quarter of Him has manifested here. With that He pervades all the living and the non-living.


Poorva Srushti – PRE CREATION

ta-smA-dvi -rA-Da-jA-ya-ta | 
vi -rA-jO    a-dhi   pU-ru-SHaH | 
sa  jA-tO  a-tya-ri-cya-ta 
pa -shcA-dbhU-mi -ma-thO   pu-raH ||5||

ta-smAt (from That) +vi -rAt  (variety) + a-jA-ya-ta (come forth) | 
vi -rA-jaH (Variations)   a-dhi  (from within)  pU-ru-SHaH | 
saH (He) jA-taH(was born) a-ti (very) + a-ri-cya-ta (grew large) |
pa -shcAt (in front) + bhU-mi H(of the Earth) + a-thaH(and then) + pu-raH (behind) ||5||

Variety came forth from Him and thus from within he became viraat purusha. He grew immensely and became the cosmos (brahmaandam, one that is both in front, behind and beyond).




Part II: The Sacrifice

Uttara Srushti – POST CREATION

ya-tpu-ru-SHaE-Na    ha -vi-SHA | 
daE -vA   ya-jN~a- ma- ta -nva-ta | 
va -sa- ntO  a-syA-sId-A-jyam | 
grI-SHma   i -dhma-ssha -ra-ddha -viH || 6||

yat (That) + pu-ru-SHaE-Na (with Purusha)   ha -vi-SHA (as havis, oblation) 
daE -vAH (the gods)   ya-jN~am (sacrifice) + a- ta -nva-ta (performed)| 
va -sa- ntaH (Spring)  a-sya (its) + A-sIt (became) + A- jyam (ghee)| 
grI-SHma (Summer)  i -dhmaH (samit-fuel sticks) +sha -ra-dhaH (Autumn)+ ha -viH (burnt offering, oblation)|| 6||

The Gods performed a Yagnya using purusha as the offering, in which Spring was the ghee, Summer the samitha and Autumn the oblation (thanks giving).


Yagnya Roopakam – YAGNYA IMAGERY

sa -ptA- syA-san    pa-ri -dha- yaH | 
tri-ssa- pta sa -mi-dhaH  kRe -tAH | 
daE -vA  ya-dhya- jN~am   ta-nvA -nAH | 
a-ba-dhnan   pu-ru-SHam  pa-shum ||7||

sa -ptaH (seven) + a- sya (its) + a-san (became)   pa-ri -dha- yaH (boundary)| 
triH +sa- pta (thrice seven) sa -mi-dhaH (fuel sticks) kRe -tAH (made) | 
daE -vAH (gods)  yat +ya- jN~am (for the sacrifice)  ta-nvA -nAH (as performers of sacrifice)| 
a-ba -dhnan (bound)  pu- ru-SHam (Purusha) pa-shum (as the sacrificial beast) ||7||

Gods as performers of the sacrifice assigned seven enclosing sticks, and  21 fuel sticks for the sacrifice and also bound Purusha as the sacrificial beast (Yagnya Pashu).
It is interesting to note that this universe is nothing but a repetition/cycle. What is a macrocasm is also applicable at microcosm. Each living and non-living thing is but Purusha and our daily life is the yagnya similar to the Yagnya at the cosmic level in the beginning of universe. The seven enclosing sticks refer to the 5 elements (earth, water, fire, wind, and sky), plus day and night. Twenty-one fuel sticks refer to the 5 sense organs (eye, nose, mouth, ear and skin), plus 5 vital breaths (praana, apaana, vyaana, udaana, and samaana), plus 5 organs of work (hands, legs, genitals, two excretory organs), plus 4 feelings of the mind (antahkaranam – manas, buddhi, chitta, ahamkara), plus dharma and adharma. Thus each of us use these 7 boundaries, 21  samidhas to perform the Yagnya where the same person is the Sacrificial beast.


tam (taiN~)   ya -jN~am   ba -rhi-SHi    prau-xan | 
pu- ru-SHam   jA-ta-ma-gra- taH | 
taE-na   daE -vA   a-ya-ja-nta | 
sA-dhyA-Re-SHa-ya-shca  yaE ||8||

tam(that)  ya -jN~am (sacrifice)  ba -rhi-SHi  (on the sacrificial bed of straw, 
i.e., dha-rbha grass mat)  prau-xan (sprinkled with holy water)| 
pu- ru-SHam (purusha)  jA-tam (who was) + a-gra- taH (in the beginning)| 
taE-na (by this means)  daE -vAH (gods)  a-ya-ja-nta (sacrificed)| 
sA-dhyAH (sA-dhyAs, those achievers) + Re- SHa-ya H (seers) +ca (also, and) yaE (who were)||8||

The primordial Purusha, now as sacrificial beast, was sanctified by saadhyas, gods  and other rishis by placing Him on darbha grass and sprinkling water over Him.


Ekaanaeka – ONE      THAT BECAME       ONE and ALL

ta-smA-dya- jN~A-thsa-rva- hu-taH | 
sam-bhRe-tam  pre-SHa-dA- jyam | 
pa-shU-g-stA-g-shca-kraE  vA-ya -vyAn | 
A-ra -NyAn   grA -myA-shca   yaE ||9||

ta-smAt (from that) +ya- jN~At (sacrifice) + sa-rva- hu-taH (took every A-hu-ti or offerings)| 
sam-bhRe-tam  (was earned) pre-SHa-dA- jyam (ghee mixed with yogurt) | 
pa-shUn-sta (beasts) + ca (and, too) + ca-kraE (created)vA-ya -vyAn (beasts of the air) | 
A-ra -NyAn (beasts of the forest ) grA myAt (domestic animals) + ca  (also)  yaE (who are) ||9||

Emerging from that sacred rite, Yagnya, when everything was consumed came butter, curds, animals of sky, forest and village.


ta-smA-dya- jN~A-thsa-rva -hu-taH | 
Re-caH -ssA-mA- ni   ja-jN~i- raE | 
cha-ndA-gm-si   ja- jN~i -raE  – ta smAt | 
ya -ju- sta- smA- da- jA- ya- ta ||10||

ta-smAt (from that)+ya- jN~At (sacrifice) + sa-rva- hu-taH (took every A-hu-ti or offerings)| 
Re-caH  (the Re-gvaE-da) + sA-mA- ni (sA-ma-vaE-da) ja-jN~i- raE (come forth)| 
cha-ndA-msi (meters too) ja- jN~i -raE (come forth) ta- smAt (from that)| 
ya -juH (ya-jur-vaE-da) + ta- smAt (from that) + a- jA- ya- ta (was born) ||10||

When everything was consumed, then from that sacred rite yagnya arose Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda and the Chandas, the poetic meters.


ta-smA-da-shvA   a-jA- ya-nta | 
yaE  kaE  cO-bha -yA-da-taH | 
gA-vO   ha  ja-jN~i-raE   ta-smAt | 
ta-smA-jjA -tA   a -jA -va-yaH ||11||

ta-smAt (from that) + a-shvA (horses) a-jA- ya-nta (were born)| 
yaE  kaE ca (also those who) + u-bha -yA-da-taH (with two rows of teeth)| 
gA-vaH (cattle)   ha  ja-jN~i-raE  (come forth)  ta-smAt (from that)| 
ta-smAt (from that)  jA -tA (were born)  a -jaH  (goat) + a-va-yaH |(sheep) ||11||

And from that yagnya were born horses, cows, goats, sheep and other animals with  two rows of teeth.




Part III: The Meditation of the Gods

Chaaturvarnyam – FOUR FOLD CLASSIFICATION

ya-tpu-ru-SHam   vya-da-dhuH | 
ka-ti -dhA vya-ka-lpa-yan | 
mu-kham  ki-ma-sya  kau  bA -hU | 
kA-vU- rU  pA-dA-vu-cyaE-taE ||12||

yat (that) + pu-ru-SHam  (Purusha)   vya-da-dhuH (when they divided)| 
ka-ti -dhA (how many ways) vya-ka-lpa-yan (did they imagine) | 
mu-kham (Mouth) kim (what) + a-sya (His) kau (what are?)  bA -hU (arms)| 
kAH (what) vU- rU  (thighs) pA-dAH (feet) u-cyaE-taE (call them now) ||12||

How many ways did the gods envision to divide Purusha? What came of his face? What did the arms become? What became of his thighs and feet?


brA-hma- NO-sya   mu- kha- mA-sIt | 
bA -hU rA-ja- nyaH  kRe -taH  | 
U -rU  ta-da-sya  ya-dvai-shyaH 
pa -dbhyA-gm  shU -drO   a-jA-ya-ta ||13||

brA-hma- NaH (Brahmin) + a-sya  (His) mu- kham (mouth or face) + A-sIt (became)| 
bA -hU (arms) rA-ja- nyaH (kings, xa-tri-ya)kRe -taH (were made)| 
U -rU (thighs) tat (that) + a-sya  (His)  yat (that were) + vai-shyaH (merchants) 
pa -dbhyAm (from feet) shU -draH (laborers)  a-jA-ya-ta (born) ||13||

The Brahmins came from His mouth, and from His arms came the kings. The merchants sprang forth from His thighs, and from His feet, the laborers were born.

It is to note that it is very similar to the daily life yagnya we all perform – using head for the thinking and the spiritual pursuits, arms for defending, doing business while sitting down and doing services while working. Each of these varnas are representative of the major purpose and goal of the actions being performed.


ca -ndra-mA   ma-na-sO-jA- taH | 
ca-xO-ssU-ryO   a- jA-ya-ta | 
mu-khA- di-ndra-shcA- gni-shca | 
prA- NA-dvA-yu-ra-jA-ya-ta ||14||

ca -ndra-mA (the Moon)  ma-na-saH (from mind) + jA- taH (was born) | 
ca-xOH (from eyes) + sU-ryaH (the Sun)  a-jA-ya-ta (born) | 
mu-khAt (from  mouth) + i-ndraH (Indra) +ca (and) + a- gniH (the fire) + ca (also) | 
prA- NAt (from vital breath) +vA-yuH (the wind) + a-jA-ya-ta (was born) ||14||

The moon proceeded from His mind, and from His  eyes the Sun arose. Indra and fire came forth from His mouth. The wind emanated from His vital breath.


nA-bhyA  A-sId-a- nta- ri-xam | 
shI -rShNO dyau-ssa-ma-va- rta- ta | 
pa -dbhyAm  bhU- mi-rdi-sha -sshrO- trAt | 
ta-thA  lO -kAgm  a-ka- lpa- yan ||15||

nA-bhyAH (from navel) A-sIt (appear) + a- nta-ri-xam (space) | 
shI-rShNaH (from head) dyauH (heaven) + sa-ma-va-rta-ta (well established) | 
pa -dbhyAm (from feet)  bhU-miH (the Earth or ground) + di-shaH  (the directions) + shrO-trAt (from ears)| 
ta-thA (thus) lO -kAn (all the realms) a-ka-lpa-yan (was fathomed) ||15||

Out from His navel the space emerged, from His head the heavens arose, the Earth was fashioned from His feet, and directions from His ears. Thus all the realms were fathomed.

Again much of the macrocosm and microcosm ideas remain the same indicating the cyclic nature of the universe, the being.




Part IV: The Vision

Naama Roopa Rahasya Darshanam – SECRET BEHIND NAMES and FORMS

vaE-dA-ha-maE -tam   pu-ru-SHam  ma -hA-ntam | 
A-di -tya-va-rNam  ta-ma-sa -stu   pA -raE | 
sa-rvA-Ni   rU -pA-Ni   vi -ci-tya   dhI-raH | 
nA-mA-ni  kRe- tvA  a-bhi – va-da-nya-dA-staE ||16||

vaE-dAH (know) + a-ha-m (I) + aE -tam (that)   pu-ru-SHam (pu-ru-SHa) ma -hA-ntam (supreme) | 
A-di -tya-va-rNam  (brilliant as Sun)  ta-ma-saH (darkness) + a-stu (who is)     pA -raE (beyond) | 
sa-rvA-Ni (all)  rU -pA-Ni (forms)  vi -ci-tya  (having designed)  dhI-raH (glorious) | 
nA-mA-ni (names)  kRe- tvA (having made)  a-bhi – va-dan (communicates/manages/deals) + yat 
(that) + A-staE (who is) ||16||

I have realized the supreme Purusha, brilliant as the Solar hue and beyond the veil of darkness, the maya. All the forms are formulated, categorized and permeated by that wise and glorious being. 


dhA-tA   pu -ra-stA-dya- mu-dA-ja-hA-ra | 
sha -kraH  pra-vi- dv-An   pra- di-sha-shca-ta-sraH | 
ta-maE -vam  vi-dvA-na -mRe-ta   i -ha  bha-va-ti | 
nA-nyaH   pa-nthA   a- ya-nA-ya  vi-dya-taE  ||17||

dhA-tA(the creator, bra-hma or pra-jA-pa-ti)  pu -ra-stAt (in the past) + ya- m (whom)  + u-dA-ja-hA-ra (complemented, glorified, or praised)| 
sha -kraH (i-ndra)  pra-vi- dv-An (well versed, or knowledgeable)  pra- di-sha -s + ca+ta-sraH (in all directions or in all matters) | 
tam  (him) + aE -vam (in this way) vi-dvAn  (knower) + a -mRe-ta (immortal)       i -ha (here, in this very life) bha-va-ti (becomes) | 
na + a-nyaH ( not any other) pa-nthA (path)  a-ya-nA-ya (for liberation) vi-dya-taH (exists or know of) ||17||

Thus realizing the Purusha, whom brahma (the creator) and  Indra (who is  well versed in all matters)  have glorified earlier, one will be liberated in this very life. There is no other way indeed.


Dharmasya Moolam – ROOT of DHARMA

ya- jN~aE-na   ya -jN~a-ma-ya-ja-nta  daE- vAH | 
tA-ni   dha-rmA-Ni   pra-tha- mA-nyA-san | 
taE   ha   nA-kam   ma-hi -mA-na-ssa-ca-ntaE | 
ya-tra  pU-rvaE  sA-dhyA-ssa-nti   daE -vAH ||18||

ya- jN~aE-na (by sacrifice)  ya -jN~am (to sacrifice) + a-ya-ja-nta (performed sacrfice)  daE- vAH (gods) | 
tA-ni  (these) dha-rmA-Ni (acts of dha-rma)  pra-tha- mA-ni (the first) + A-san (became) |
taE   ha (these very) nA-kam (heaven, pious abode)  ma-hi -mA-naH   (glory of) + sa-ca-ntaE (attain)| 
ya-tra  (where) pU-rvaE (earlier times) sA-dhyAH (sA-dhyAs or achievers) + sa-nti (are)  daE -vAH (gods) ||18||

The Devas performed the external Yagya by meditating on the real Yagya (i.e. contemplating on the Purusha Who is Shining behind everything); Thus they obtained the first Dharma (based on the Oneness of the Purusha). By Meditating on the Greatness of the Chidakasha (Blissful Spiritual Sky behind everyone, which is the essence of the Purusha), during those earlier times, the Spiritual Aspirants became the Shining One themselves.

Some interesting points to note here:

  1. It shows the cyclic nature very clearly since it talks about saadhya and gods of the past while referring to the creation itself, which infers that the creation itself is a repeat activity similar to what happens a human daily life at a microcosm.
  2. Also refers to Yagna being offered to yagnya while performing yagnya, which is similar to the famous  Bhagavad Gita sloka about performing actions without any desires but for the true actions (karma phala tyaga). This is like offering the water from a river back to a river and feel blessed. Any act of charity we perform in reality is this. We can not claim that we made something  from scratch. If we have to do that we will first have to create this universe!
  3. The yagnya mentioned here is the yagnya of creation of this world from the body of the Purusha, the one source of all. Purusha literally means “the one who fulfills or encompasses everything”. Pura refers to a big place which has many attributes. While Purusha is used commonly to refer to man, Purusha hence is nothing related to gender but refers to the doer, the act and the result. Sree is used as a means to do the actions(Sree refers to Dhana. Dhana is not just what we see as a regular transactional money but even the Sun, Water and all means of existence is referred to as Dhana as in Sree Sooktam. Hence the seers of that age truly looked at the world in a much broader way than some times the narrow view we take. More on this later for Sree Sooktam)
  4. Mention of Saadhyas is interesting. Perhaps it is the root word for: saadhya, possible; siddhi-attainment; saadhana, means; saadhaka, seeker; saadhu, the right thing to do

Vishwa Karmi – MASTER BUILDER

a -dbhya-ssa-mbhU-taH  pRe-thi -vyai  ra- sA-cca | 
vi -shva-ka-rma-Na- ssa ma-va-rta -tA-dhi | 
ta-sya  tva-SHtA   vi -da-dha-dhrU-pa-maE-ti | 
ta-tpu-ru-SHa-sya    vi-shva -mA-jA-na -ma-graE ||19|| 

a-dbhyaH (from the water) + sa-mbhU-taH (produced) pRe-thi -vyaiH (the Earth)  ra-sAH (essence, elements) + ca (also, and) | 
vi -shva-ka-rma-NaH (divine architect of all) +  sa-ma-va-rta -ta (to appear)+ a-dhi (more than that)| 
ta-sya  (his) tva-SHtA (carpenter)  vi -da-dha-t (establishes) + rU-pa-m (form)+ aE-ti (thus, all) | 
tat (that) + pu-ru-SHa-sya (pu-ru-Sha’s)  vi-shva m (all) + A-jA-na m (formed) + a-graE (in the beginning) ||19|| 

Virat Purusha through the interaction with water, Earth  and other elements became the master of all creations, Vishwakarma. As master carpenter, He assumed numerous forms and is more than all this. I have realized the primordial great deeds of that Purusha.


Tatva Saakshaatkaaram – SPIRITUAL REALIZATION

vaE-dA-ha-maE -tam   pu-ru-SHam  ma -hA-ntam | 
A-di -tya-va-rNam  ta-ma-saH  pa-ra- stAt | 
ta-maE -vam   vi -dvA-na -mRe-ta  i -ha   bha-va-ti | 
nA-nyaH  pa-nthA   vi-dya- taE-ya-nA-ya ||20|| 

vaE-dAH (know) + a-ha-m (I) + aE -tam (that)   pu-ru-SHam (pu-ru-SHa) ma -hA-ntam (supreme) | 
A-di -tya-va-rNam  (brilliant as Sun)  ta-ma-saH (darkness) pa- ra- stAt (transcends) | 
tam  (him) + aE -vam (thus, in this manner) vi -dvA-n (who knows) + a -mRe-ta  (immortal) i -ha (here)  bha-va-ti (becomes)| 
na(no)+ anyaH (other) pa-nthA (way)  vi-dya-taH (know of or exists) + aya-nA-ya (for liberation) ||20|| 
I have realized the supreme Purusha, brilliant as the Solar hue and beyond the veil of darkness, the maya. All the forms are formulated, categorized and permeated by that wise and glorious being. Knowing him thus, one will be liberated in this very life.There is no other way indeed.


Antaryami Tatvam – LORD WITHIN

pra- jA-pa- ti-shca-ra-ti   ga-rbhaE   a -ntaH |
a- jA- ya -mA- nO   ba -hu -dhA  vi-jA- ya-taE | 
ta-sya  dhI-rAH   pa- ri -jA- na- nti  -yO- ni m 
ma- rI- cI- nAm  pa -da-mi-ccha- nti   vaE – dha- saH || 21||

pra- jA-pa-tiH (as procreator) + ca-ra-ti  (lives, moves)  ga-rbhaE (in the womb)  a -ntaH (inside) | 
a- jA- ya -mA- naH (unborn)   ba -hu -dhA (in may ways) vi-jA- ya-taE (appears) | 
ta-sya  (his) dhI-rAH (wise, intelligent) pa- ri -jA- na- nti  (clearly understand) yO- ni m (as the route cause 
or primary source) ma- rI- cI- nAm ( ma-rI-ci and others such as sa-pta Re-SHIs) 
 pa -dam (state or positions) + i-ccha-nti (desirous) vaE – dha- saH (da-xa bra-hma and other subsequent creators) || 21||

The Lord abides in every womb. Unborn, yet giving birth to all. The aspirers of the exhalted state of ancient seers and creators, realize Him as The SOURCE.


Brahma Tejas – SPIRITUAL GLOW

yO  daE -vaE-bhya  A-ta-pa-ti | 
yO  daE -vA-nAm   pu -rO-hi taH | 
pU-rvO   yO  daE -vaE- bhyO   jA- taH | 
na-mO  ru -cA-ya   brA-hma-yaE ||22||

yaH (who)  daE -vaE-bhya H (in the gods) A-ta-pa-ti (shines)| 
yaH (who)  daE -vA-nAm (the gods)  pu -rO-hi-taH (leader, well wisher)| 
pU-rvaH (before)  yaH (who)  daE -vaE- bhyH (god’s)   jA- taH (born)| 
na-maH (salutations)  ru -cA-ya  (brilliance, essence)  brA-hma-yaE (para bra-hman) ||22||

All salutations to that essence and radiance of para Brahman, who shines bright upon the gods. He is their preeminent master.


Brahma Jnani Mahima –  The STATE     OF            KNOWER of BRAHMAN

ru-cam  brA -hmam   ja- na- ya-ntaH | 
daE- vA   a-graE    ta-da-bru-van | 
ya-stvai -vam   brA-hma -NO  vi- dhyAt | 
ta-sya  daE- vA  a-sa- nva-shaE  || 23||

ru-cam (essence)  brA -hmam (of knowledge of bra-hman)  ja- na- ya-ntaH (emanates, sends forth) | 
daE- vAH (the gods)   a-graE  (in the beginning) tat  (this) + a-bru-van (said)| 
ya-stu (whoever) + aE-vam (thus) brA-hma -NaH (inclination towards bra-hman)  vi – dhyAt (knows) | 
ta-sya (his) daE – vA (gods) a-sa- n (will be) + va- shaE (control) || 23||

This essence of Brahman, the gods realized early on and said: Whoever realizes the Brahman, they will have mastery over gods.


hrI- shca-taE  la x-mI-shca   pa-tnyau | 
a-hO   rA- traE   pA- rshvaE | na-xa-trA-Ni  rU -pam | 
a- shvi-nau   vyA-tta-m | i -SHTam  ma- ni-SHA- Na | 
a- mum  ma- ni -SHA- Na | sa- rvam   ma- ni -SHA- Na ||24||

Om  shA-ntihH  shA-ntiH  shA-ntiH ||

hrIH (hrI, dignity, humility) +  ca (also) + taE (Your) la x-mIH (shrI, wealth) + ca  (also)  pa-tnyau (consorts)| 
a-hO-rA- traE (the day and night) pA- rshvaE (sides) | na-xa-trA-Ni (stars) rU -pam (form, attributes) | 
a- shvi-nau  (dyA-vA pRe-thi-vyaH,  Sky and Earth)  vyA-ttam (wide open mouth) | 
i -SHTam (desires)  ma- ni-SHA-Na (grant us) | a- mum (happiness)  ma- ni

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