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14.3 mama yonir mahad brahma (Original)

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Chapter 14

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mama yonir mahad brahma
tasmin garbhaṁ dadhāmy aham
sambhavaḥ sarva-bhūtānāṁ
tato bhavati bhārata

‘The vast brahma (matter) is My womb, into which I sow the germ (soul). Thence comes, Bhārata! the birth of all beings.’

The inert or inanimate matter-stuff alluded to in: ‘Earth, water, fire, air and space, manas, buddhi and ahaṇkāra, thus constitute My eightfold differentiated matter.’ ‘ But this is inferior’ (Gi: VII-4,5), is what is designated here by the term brahma, (the vast or great, or infinitely extended) by reason of its being the primal cause of all the differentiations which emanate therefrom in the forms of Mahat (=buddhi), Ahaṇkāra etc. Passages of Śrutis are also found here and there calling matter-stuff by this name, brahma. As an allusion, is the following:

‘Who is omniscient and all-knowing; Whose meditation is wisdom-full; Whence, this brahma (matter-stuff) and the Kosmos (annam) of (manifested) names and forms, springs forth’.1

By the term garbha (=germ=foetus=embryo), the seed en masse of all animate creatures is meant as alluded to in:

‘Other than this, My superior Nature, the life-nature etc. (Gi: VII-5).

Thus in the inanimate (or inert-natured womb-like vast matter-stuff I cast the seed of the aggregate of the animate principle (jīva=soul). In other words it means: ‘I unite with the field that is inanimate, —the field of enjoyment,— the aggregate constituting the animate principle, —the enjoyers in (and of) the field.’

Thus are all beings from Brahma down to the tuft of grass are by My will produced, from the conjunction of the aforesaid dual Principles.

That this evolute-product or the manifested condition of this union, has been produced by Myself is now shown:-

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  1. Muṇd: Up°: II-2-7: ‘Yas sarvajñas etc.’

14.2 idaṁ jñānam upāśritya (Original)

SrI:  SrImathE SatakOpAya nama:  SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama:  SrImath varavaramunayE nama:

Chapter 14

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idaṁ jñānam upāśritya
mama sādharmyam āgatāḥ
sarge ’pi nopajāyante
pralaye na vyathanti ca

‘Those, embracing this wisdom, have attained to My state, are neither born at evolution nor suffer at dissolution.’

Wisdom is that which is going to be expounded in this Lecture.

Mama sādharmyam= My state or My estate, or status comparing With My (divine) status.

Born at evolution is to be subjected to the processes of evolution; similarly to be subjected to pains in the course of dissolution. But those who have obtained wisdom are subjected to neither.

In order to show how matter’s qualities come to be the cause of bondage, it is first declared how all existing beings, —resultants of the commingling of the elements of matter and souls howsoever small, as stated already:- “a thing, immobile or mobile, springs up into existence” etc., (Gi: XIII-26)— are so fashioned out by the Blessed Lord Himself.1

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  1. Cp: Bhāg: III.26.20: Daivāt kshubhita-dharmiṇyām.’