Mantram-8. ( "Sequence of Creation of the Universe" )
Discussion-1. "the term 'Tapas' " ......
The word 'Tapas' has been often misunderstood as 'austerity.'
The word 'tapas' has come to gather in the folds of its various significances 'austerity' also.
It is the true scriptural meaning of 'concentrated thinking' that the word 'tapas,' it seems, has been used here.
Mother Sruti elsewhere says :
"Aikagryam paramam tapah"
meaning : 'development of single pointed attention is the Supreme Tapas.'
Next : Discussion-2. "What Sruti does next ............."