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Panchadasi - (153)
« on: August 27, 2008, 03:29:00 PM »
The Chapter XIII continues....

Verse 65:-  Another Sruti says that before creation the universe
was unmanifest, and that afterwards it became manifest, and
that afterwards it became manifest as name and form.  Here,
Maya, the inexplicable power of Brahman, is referred to as
'unmanifest'.

(Brahadarnyaka Up. 1.4.7;)

Verse 66:- This Maya, which rests unmanifest in the immutable
Brahman, subsequently undergoes numerous modifications.
'Know Maya as Prakriti (the unmanifest cause of the universe),
and the supreme Lord, as the Ruler, the substratum of Maya.'

(Svetasvatara Up. 4.10;)

Verse 67:- The first modification of Maya is Akasa; it exists,
is manifest, and is dear to all.  'The special form of Akasa, is
Space, which is unreal, but its other three properties* (derived
from its cause, Brahman), are not unreal.

(* Existence, appearance and agreeableness)

Verse 68:- The spatial property does not exist before manifestation
and ceases also to exist after destruction.  That which is non-
existent, is non-existent before creation and after dissolution is
so even in the present, that is, during creation.

to be contd....

Arunachala Siva.