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Prakruti, Nature of Universe

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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.