Mantram-7. ( "Imperishable Brahmam" ---- cause of the Universe )
Discussion-7. "third picture" ... why, what for ...Great Rishi-s answer ...
Again, the infinite mercy and love of the Rishi-s forecast that even this analogy may in its turn sabotage the spiritual aspirant with yet another misunderstanding that the Supreme is a dead, inert, insentient matter like the earth, incapable of knowing or feeling.
In order to avert this calamitous fall into a false rut of thinking, we have here the third picture.
Sruti says that the finite has come out of the infinite as hairs grow on the head and the body of man.
So long as the man lives, as an expression of his life in him we have the hairs sprouting on his head and body.
This entails no suffering on the part of the individual.
Nobody can get even an hour's leave of absence from his office for the purpose of hair-growing!
Effortless, as an expression of the very life in the man, hairs grow and thrive.
Similarly : "the finite is, in its own way, an expression of the vitality in the Reality.
Next : Summation : "on Declaration and three pictures" ....
To be continued ....