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Date: Wed Sep 02 1998 - 08:27:08 PDT
NArAyaNa tE namo namo, Bhava Nararada Sannuta namo namo Veda mantra swaroopa namo namo. Mani: thanks for the meaning of satvika tyagam. The description of Universe as Sriman Narayana's Body (prakuti) by Sri Sadagopan and Mani's comments and further clarification form interesting reading. This brings to my mind other descriptions in Srutis. In Purusha Sukta " Padosya ViswA Bhutani TripadasyAmrutam Divi" Vishnu Sahasranama begins significantly with " Vishvam Vishnu" In Gita, Bhagavan describes his swaroopa in Chapters IX and X and discloses His Vishvaroopam in Chapter XI In Chhandogyopanishad Sat i.e. Being with consciousness willed that it may expand and multiply, so one became many (Cf Upanishads by C. Rajagopalachari) I consider these as different descriptions given to us to facilitate the understanding of the Nature of the unknowable Brahman, Sriman NArAyana Narasimhan.