[Advaita-l] Sixteen kala's of the Jiva
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 13:02:33 CDT 2013
On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 7:09 PM, Sri Raghavan <sri.raghavan at gmail.com>wrote:
> But Upanishad brahmendra in his bhasyam of the
> KalisantaraNopaniShad has given this line -
> pRANAdinAmantaShODashakalAbhiH AvRutasya jIvasya etatShoDashakaM nAma
> jIvAvaraNavinAshakaM bhavati |
> This means it has to contain prANA and ends with NamA.
> While different permutations and combinations can be arrived at, I am
> looking for some pramAnA for those *16 kalas which starts with prANA and
> ends with nAmA.
Thanks for your response. Yes, the indication given by you above is
correct. I shall give below the 16 kalA-s as per the same Prashnopanishat
*स प्राणमसृजत प्राणाच्छ्रद्धां खं वायुर्ज्योतिरापः पृथिवीन्द्रियं मनः ।*
*अन्नमन्नाद्वीर्यं तपो मन्त्राः कर्म लोका लोकेषु च नाम च ॥ ४ ॥*
*4 He created prana (1); from prana faith (shraddhA (2) , space, air,
fire, water, earth, (five elements: 5+2=7) the organs (all sense/motor
organs 10 put together 1 (8), mind (9), food (annam 10); from food
11), austerity (tapas 12), the Vedic hymns (mantra 13), sacrifice (karma 14),
the (worlds 15); and in the worlds He created names (nAma 16).
Kindly go through the bhAShyam of Shankaracharya for the above for a
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