SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
pitāham asya jagato
mātā dhātā pitāmahaḥ
vedyaṁ pavitram oṁ-kāra
ṛk sāma yajur eva ca
‘Of this Universe, I am the Father, the Mother, the Patriarch, the Grandsire; the Knowable, the Holy, the syllable ‘Aum’; also the Rik, the Sāma, the Yajus.'[3. The three divisions of the Vedas=the Trayī.]
It is Myself Who stand to this Universe, composed of moving and non-moving things, in the relation of Father, of Mother, of Patriarch and of Grandsire.[4. Cp: Sub: Up: 6: ‘Mātā Pitā Bhrātā Nivāsaś Śaraṇam Suhṛid Gatir Nārāyaṇaḥ’. About Motherhood of God, vide P: 747, Neely’s Hist: Part of Rel.]
The term Dhāta=Patriarch, signifies that intelligent Original Progenitor Who is the Cause of birth, distinct from the immediate mother and father.
Whatever little, that by the Vedas is knowable, is Myself; and Myself am the Holy Sanctifier.
The Indicator also, the Praṇava (Aum), the Seed of the Vedas, is Myself.
The Veda itself composed of Rik, Sāma and Yajus, is Myself.
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