Mantra-9. ( "Summing up" )
Discussion-3. "the idea in the mantram" .......
We have already dealt with the theory of the Sruti that the Supreme Reality through a process of brooding invoked the "creative power" that was already there and swelling with
excitement and the joy of Creation, started the game of Creation in Himsemf, by projecting a dream-world Himself, out of the very substance of Himself!!
Hence the idea in the mantram : "Out of this total Creative Urge are created, the Creator, the names and forms, and the nourishment ( the energy to sustain the lifeless life of the projected world ) to maintain them."
In Samskrtam it is an idiom, especially in its scriptural use, to use "name and form" which means our modern term "individuality."
Discussions on mantram-9. ENDS.
End of Chapter-1. Section-1.
Next : Chapter-1. Section-2. ( Rituals )
Mantram-1. ( A look at the rituals ).
To be continued ....