127. sarvaha.ntrI

Charles Wikner WIKNER at NACDH4.NAC.AC.ZA
Mon Sep 7 03:07:48 CDT 1998

On Sat, 29 Aug 1998 "Ravisankar S. Mayavaram" <msr at ISC.TAMU.EDU>

> 127. sarvaha.ntrI
> SHE who destroys everything. The names 125, 126, and 127 indicate
> the function of sR^ShTi, sthiti and laya in relation to HER as
> taTastha. In this context refer to the shruti 'yato vA imAni
> bhUtAni jAya.nte .. abhIsaMvishantI" and brahma sUtra
> "janmAdyasya yataH".

> Help: Can someone shed more light on the references given at the
> end of the name to shruti and brahma sUtra? Thanks.

The references pick up the idea of sR^ShTi, sthiti and laya:

yato vA ... (Tait. 3.1.1 "That from which all these beings take birth,
             That by which they live after being born, That towards which
             they move and into which they merge ... That is brahman.")

janmAdyasya ... (BS. 1.1.2 "That [brahman] from which (yataH) [are derived]
             birth etc. (janma-Adi) of this (asya) [universe].")

Regards, Charles.

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