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MahAnArAyaNOpanishat by Dr.NSA Manthra - 4

From: Balaji CG (CG.Balaji_at_blr.spcnl.co.in)
Date: Tue Nov 09 1999 - 23:31:18 PST

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		MahAnArAyaNOpanishat - manthra-4
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	yatha: prasUthA jagatha: prasUthI
	thOyEna jIvAn vyachasarja bhUmyAm
	yadOshadhIbhi: purushAn pashUgshcha
	vivEsha bhUthAni charAcharANi

Translation:

That from which Brahman, primordial matter, the material cause 
of the universe is evolved, He who created the jivas (beginning 
with the four-faced-Brahma) on Earth, along with 'waters' (signifying 
the subtle elements) and He who entered into all such created 
entities - moving and non-moving - such as herbs and plants and 
animals and men (as their inner self) is Brahman.

Notes:

At the time of delusion 'achith' or matter and 'chith' or the order 
of sentient beings were inseparably united with Brahman. At that 
stage both these entities were in their subtle form and were supported 
and ruled over by Brahman. At the time of creation the Lord willed 
that matter to evolve into the form of this universe. Matter, which is 
the substance of this material universe, was thus caused by Brahman to 
undergo change. Matter is 'jagatha: prasUthI' and that is 'prasUthA' 
or born of Brahman in this sense. Both matter and jiva are without 
beginning and unborn. They form the inseparable attributes of Brahman 
in the causal state as well as the state of effect. It is by the will 
of the Lord that matter in the subtle state undergoes change and goes 
through the stages of 'prakrthi' (primordial matter), mahat, ahamkAra, 
five gross elements and the sense organs. As Brahman causes the 
modifications of matter in this way, Brahman is said to be the cause of 
the source of this universe. The jivas are also unborn and eternal. 
They will be in their subtle form united with Brahman at the time of 
delusion. Brahman causes them to be associated with matter at the time 
of creation. Association of the jivas with bodies and indriyAs is 
described here as creation. Brahman enters into His creation as the 
inmost self. 

The scriptures -
	'anEna jIvEnAthmanA anupravishya
	 nAmarUpE vyAkaravANi' ;
	'thadEvAnuprAvishath' 
signifies this.
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Sri Ranganatha Divyamani Padukabhyam Namaha

dasan,
Balaji