Uploaded on Feb 22, 2009
Swami Vimalanndha's translation following that of SayanA and BhattabhAskara
is provided below :
" Verily all this is water. All the created beings are water .the vital breaths in the body are
water. Quadrupeds are water. Edible crops are water. Ambrosia is water. Samraat is water.
Viraat is water. Svaraat is water. The metres are water. The luminaries are water. Vedic
formulas are water. Truth is water. All deities are water. The three worlds denoted by bhuh:
bhuvaha: and suvaha : are water. The source of all these is the supreme denoted by the
syllable OM ."
Swami Vimalanda points out here that the Para Brahman is eulogized as WATER aapa:
His resplendent and multifaceted effulgence is referred to in this rk as Samraat (perpetually
shining), Viraat (manifoldly shining) and Svaraat (self-luminous) according to
Bhattabhaskara . Sayana intreprets Saamrat as " SuthrAtmA HiraNyagarbha:" . Viraat as
the "BrahmANda dEha Purusha :" visualized by the Purusha Sooktham . . Svaraat is
intreprepreted by Sayana as " avyAkruthAbhimAni Iswara: ". Sayana concludes with a
reference to the revelatory statement of this rk as " apAm mula KaaraNam PraNava
Prathipadhyam Brahmaiva " . The source of all these (described in this rk such as vital
breaths, the three worlds et al ) is the Supreme , denoted by the syllable OM .
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