Ravisankar S. Mayavaram
msr at ISC.TAMU.EDU
Wed Jun 24 22:18:51 CDT 1998
SHE who is devoid of dissolution. laya means destruction. SHE transcends
it. "avinAshi vAreyamAtama anuchChitti dharmA" - Atman is indestructible,
it cannot be cut. [bR^ihadAraNyakopaniShad]. Hence, SHE is indestructible.
In this context the term laya stands for ShaDbhAva vikAra. These six
changes are birth (jananam), existence (astitva), vR^iddhi (growth),
vipariNAma (change), apakShaya (decay) and nAsha (death or destruction).
smr^itis also indicate that SHE is beyond all these changes. SHE is satyam
j~nAnam anantam brahma as stated by taittirIyopaniShad.
AUM layavarjitAyai namaH
(I will post the summary of the 20 names beginning with "la" of
vAgbhava kUTA by this weekend).
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