SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
maharṣayaḥ sapta pūrve
catvāro manavas tathā
mad-bhāvā mānasā jātā
yeṣāṁ loka imāḥ prajāḥ
‘In the past, the Maharshis Seven[1. Sub: Up: I. ‘Sa mānasān sapta-putrān asṛijat’], and the Manus Four, were the mind-born those from whom sprang all this progeny in the world.’
The past is the past manvantara. The seven[2. Sub: Up: I. ‘Sa mānasān sapta-putrān asṛijat’] Maharshis are Bhṛigu etc, who were born from the mind of Brahmā (Demiurge) to inaugurate the Day-creation (of Brahmā). The Four Manus are those named Sāvarṇikas[3. (1) Brahma—Sāvarṇika (2) Rudra—Sāvarṇika (3) Dharma—Sāvarṇika (4) Daksha—Sāvarṇika, are the Four Sons of Priyā, the daughter of Daksha. Also consult Tātparya Chandrika.] etc., the mind-born, as well, of Brahmā, appointed to look to the maintenance of the created Kosmos. All the people of this world are descendants from these. They create and sustain, (respectively) their off-spring, every moment, till the eve of Kosmic dissolution.
Bhṛigu, etc and the Manus are followers after My ideals. Hence they are those who are after My mind (mad-bhāvāḥ), or who share in My designs.
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