SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
jñāna-yajñena cāpy anye
yajanto mām upāsate
Others, the great-souled, there are, who by means of the aforesaid methods of hymning etc., meditate on Me with what is called the ‘Knowledge-Sacrifice’3. How? By reflecting Me as the Unity comprising the infinite varied diversity displayed in the form of the Kosmos. The gist of the teaching here is, thus, this:—
The Blessed Lord Vāsudeva4 alone is (the Unity) having as his body in the most tenuous subtle state, the Principles of Intelligents (chit) and Non-intelligents (achit), having no names, forms or divisions (or partition). By His unopposable Will he resolves: ‘I shall be as My manifested mode having for My body the Principles of Intelligents and Non-intelligents in their gross state, having names, forms and divisions.’
Hence, He Himself, the Unity, is seen as in His manifested Kosmic body, exhibiting the marvellous variety of existences, such as the devas, the human, the animal and the stationary kingdoms. Contemplating Me thus, do they worship Me.
And therefore do I declare that I am the Kosmic-constitutioned:-
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