sgadkari2001 at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 21 00:50:12 CDT 2007
In upanishad's we often find statements equating
manaH, prANa, prajnA with brahma. Thus there is
some value in defining a manomaya brahma,
prANamaya brahma, and prajnAmaya brahma in
addition to the unqualified brahma.
Possibly this led to the concept of chaturvyuha:
1. manomaya brahma = aniruddha vyuha.
Related deity being chandra/ soma
2. buddhimaya/ prajnAmaya brahma = pradhyumna
vyuha (kAma deva). Related deity being
hiranyagarbha (brahma deva).
3. ahamkAramaya/ prAnamaya brahma =
samkarSaNa. Related deity being rudra
(note rudra has also been assigned
the deity of prANa-s, same holds true
about hanumAna who is considered
mahA rudra - the eleventh rudra)
4. cittamaya brahma = unqualified brahma
= vAsudeva. Related highest deity being
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