UPANISHAD MANDUKYA : Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins : Karika Mantram-s 1 to 9. Mantram-9 : Discussion :.
Mandukya Upanishad :
Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise )
Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins :
Karika Slokam-s 1 to 9.
Mantram : 9.
"Bhogartham srstir-ity-anye kridartham-iti-capara,
devasyaisa svabhavo-yam-apta-kamasya ka sprha."
bhoga-artham = for enjoyment;
srstih = the creation;
iti = that;
anye = some ( others );
krida -artham = for the sport;
iti = that;
ca capare = and others ( consider );
devasya = of the Lord;
esah ayam = this ( creation );
svabhavah = is the very nature;
apta-kamasya = for the ever fulfilled Lord;
ka sprha = what desire?
"Others think that the world is being created for the purpose of God's enjoyments. While still others attribute it to a mere play of the Lord. But it is the very nature of the Effulgent being, the Atman; for, what desire is possible for Him, whose desires are always in a state of perfect fulfillment?"
Discussion : 1.
There are others who believe that the world was created with a set purpose …