16.8 asatyam apratiṣṭhaṁ te (Original)

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Chapter 16

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asatyam apratiṣṭhaṁ te
jagad āhur anīśvaram
kim anyat kāma-haitukam

‘Say they: “the Universe is unreal, without prop, without Lord; and what else is it but the product of mutual union, (of male and female) having lust for (its) cause?”’

Asatyam = Unreal, or that which is not an effect sprung from Brahm Who is Truth.

Apratishṭham = Without prop i.e., not having Brahm for its (Universe’s) rest or prop. Says an authority: ‘This Universe is borne on the head of the Serpent-King, the Universe (in its turn) supporting the chain of spheres along with (their denizens) men, demons, and gods.’[1. Vish: Pur: II-5-27: ‘Ten-eyam nāga-varyeṇa, śirasā vidhṛitā mahī.’]

Anīśvaram = Without a Lord or God-less; i.e., they say that this universe is not under the Government of a God —Myself— Who is Infallible-willed, Supreme Brahm, Lord of all etc., as declared for example in:— ‘I am the Origin of all; from Me operates everything’ etc., (Gi: X-8).

They also prate thus: “Do we find it (Universe) anything more than the product of the mutual union of male and female sexes —the products known as man, beast etc? It is quite evident that it is no more than this, and that lust (or sexual passion) is the only cause.”

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