15.14 ahaṁ vaiśvānaro bhūtvā (Original)

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ahaṁ vaiśvānaro bhūtvā
prāṇināṁ deham āśritaḥ
pacāmy annaṁ catur-vidham

‘Becoming Vaiśvānara, I do take possession of the bodies of living creatures; and joined with Prāṇa and Apāna, do digest the four-fold food.’

Vaiśvānara=the digesting heat in the stomach. That, I become in the bodies of all living beings (prāṇayaḥ), and joined with the varieties of vital breath, viz., Prāṇa and Apāna, digest the four classes of food which they eat, viz: that which is (1) chewed (khādya), (2) sucked (śoshya), (3) licked (lehya) and (4) drunk (peya).

Inasmuch as the moon, and fire (Vaiśvānara) constitute Parama-purusha’s expressed glory, the expressions ‘I, becoming the moon’ (XV-13), ‘Becoming Vaiśvānara’ (XV-14) etc., are meant to indicate the predicated relation those objects stand to Him. That such relation subsists with reference to all things is next proved:

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