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Re: ~~VISHNU SAHASRANAMA WITH ITS MEANING~~
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    (216) Sragvee -A garland is called Srak and, therefore, the term means One who is constantly wearing a garland of undecaying flowers. The famous garland of Vishnu is called Vaijayantee.

    (217) Vaachaspatir-Udaaradheeh -Vaachaspati is a term given to One who is eloquent in cham” pioning the Supreme law of life; and Dheeh means the power of intelligence; and Udaaradheeh one who has a “Large- hearted intelligence”, One who is not puritanical in his view points. God is not only the Declarer of the Law but He has a large-hearted tolerance to appreciate the weakness of the devotee’s heart, suffering under the delusion of Maayaa, and hence, has a great sympathy for the weakness in us This is expressed in God’s Infinite kindness towards sinners in general.

    The laws of spiritual living can be disobeyed for a long time without any tyrannical onslaught, unlike the law of physical nature, which is blind and uncompromising. Fire knows no mercy. But Narayana, the Great Vishnu, is kind and considerate the while He expresses the Truth of Life eloquently at all times around us. In His Large-heartedness, He has enough paternal kindness to overlook our trespasses.

    (218) Agraneeh -One wh0 guides us to the end -the peak. Also the One, wh0 leads (Agra) the entire pilgrim- age-the Guide. He moves ahead and following His footsteps, keeping Him in our gaze, faithfully following Him, we shall reach the Goal and thus He is called as the leader, Vishnu.

    (219) Graamaneeh -One who controls, guides and leads the “Collection”, the “flock” (Graama). In Sanskrit Graama means “a collection of many number of things”.

    (220) Sreemaan -Sree means Light, Effulgence or glory. Consciousness has all these three, and therefore, Sreemaan means the Self, the Lord.

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  • 221) Nyaayah -  The word in its direct meaning is “Justice”. In the spiritual world, it connotes logical arguments (Tarka) and lines of contemplation (Yukti), which help us in arriving at the absolute experience indicated in the Sruti, are together called Nyaaya.

    (222) Netaa - the leader-one who protects, nurtures, nourishes and guides all living creatures in the world. One who is being the Superintendent of the machinery of life -(“Jagat-Yantra Nirvaahakah”)-Sankara.

    (223) Sameeranah - One who efficiently administers all movements of all living creatures. In the physical body, all physiological activities are controlled by the five ‘Praanaas’ and thus in the form of ‘Praanaas’ He who governs all movements of all living creatures in the universe is Maha Vishnu.

    (224) Sahasria-Moordhaa - One who has endless number of heads. All living creatures are His manifestations and He Himself is the One who has become the many. Therefore all heads are His, just as in a factory the proprietor considers all the employees as his own ‘hands’. Here the term Sahasra means innumerable.

    (225) Visvaatmaa - The very Soul of the universe; the very inner Essence in all living creatures.


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    (226) Sahasraakshah -In describing the macro- cosmic form of the Lord we have an endorsement of this declaration in the Bhagavad Geeta.

    227. Sahasrapaat -In the Purushasookta of the Rig-Veda, the same terms are used in describing the Infinite Form of the Mighty Truth:  (“The Purusha is thousand-headed, thousand-eyed, and thousand-footed.”)

    The “many heads” (224), “many eyes” (226), “many legs”

    (227), together indicate that, through all these equipments of thinking (head), of action (leg) and of perception (eyes), the Thinker, the Doer and the Seer, the One Infinite Consciousness expresses everywhere, in all forms, at all times, and He is Lord Vishnu.

    (228) Aavartanah -One who is the Unseen Dynamism behind the ever-whirling wheel-of time upon which play the endless drama of birth and death. The repetition (Aavartanam) of these changes is the experience of Samsaar, and the One mighty Lord, in whose presence alone the factors of matter start their thrilled dance of decay, is indicated here (Aavartanah) as “the Great Power behind the continuity of change in the world of phenomena”. In the Geeta, Bhagavan says, “O Arjuna, the Lord dwells in the heart of all, and spins, through His Maayaa, all layers of personal ties as though the universe is a complicated machinery.”

    (229)Nivrittaatmaa -The pure Self, which has retreated totally (Nivritta) from all Its identifications with matter. In short, Maha Vishnu is the Pure Self, ever Immaculate and totally Free from all the sorrows of the constant modifications taking place apparently in the Prakriti.

    (230) Samvritah -One who is completely veiled from the recognition of the “Perceiving-feeling-thinking entity”, the ego (Jeeva) .The Self is veiled away from direct experience of all Jeevas. This intellectual state of non-apprehension (Aavarana) creates the agitation (Vikshepa) which is the cause for the misapprehensions of Truth as the sad and sorrowful world of imperfections. Thus veiled, lies the Truth today to the seeker, and that Glorious spiritual Centre is Vishnu.

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  • (231) Sampramardanah  - One who persecutes relentlessly men, who are sensuous, evil-minded, and so, fully extrovert in their personality (Raakshasas). In the form of disease, decay, disaster or death That which manifests to annihilate the pride, vanity and conceits of all “animal-men”, as they live drowned in their flesh cravings, low emotions and materialistic values, is the Ultimate Reality-the Supreme Lord Vishnu.


    (232) Ahassamvartakah  - One who thrills the day (Ahas) and makes it function vigorously (pravartakah). The one who dynamises the day and lends the enchantment of joy to all living creatures is the Sun. The Mighty Truth, who, in the form of the Sun, gives life to all and lends this energy to them to act, is Vishnu. In the Geeta, Lord Krishna says, “Please understand that I am the Light of the Sun that illumines all earth; and the light and heat in the moon and fire are all mine only.”


    (233) Vahnih - Fire. One, who is worshipped at the altar as the God of gods, was Fire in the Vedic period. Invoking the various deities, oblations were poured into the Fire in Vedic ritualism and Lord Fire is entrusted with the duty of conveying the oblations to the appropriate deities Invoked by the devotee.


    In short, Vishnu is the Omniscient Lord, who conveys appropriate Karma-phala to the Kartaa (doer) and thus fulfils all actions of everybody, at all times.

    234. Anilah – This term has four distinct meanings. All of them are appropriate here. (a) Air (Vaayu); living creatures; (b) “Beginning-less” (Aadi-rahitah); that Truth, from which the concept of time itself has born, must have been there even before time, manifested, and therefore, in terms of our intellectual concept of time, we can only say that He is “Beginningless”; (c) ‘Eater’ of food (Attaa); all experiences that satisfy the inner man is called the “food”, and since all experiences are lived only when illumined by the consciousness, the Supreme, in terms of our experience is called the “Eater” and (d) “The Homeless” since He is All-pervading He is the shelter of all and He is not sheltered by anything.

    235. Dharaneedharah - One who supports (Dharah) the earth (Dharanee). The field of our experiences is the earth, and for all our earthly experiences, Consciousness is at once the very substratum and the very Illuminator. In the Light of Consciousness alone, the web of happenings around is held together to provide us with our experiences.



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    236. Suprasaadah -One who is full of the Supreme Grace and who, so little, so easily, becomes so entirely satisfied. Even to those who can remember Him, even if it be in a spirit of constant and faithful antagonism, His Grace is readily available. In Bhaagavata we read Pootanaa, who tried to poison Him, Kamsa, who planned to murder Him, or Sisupaala, who falsely accused Him-all of them were ultimately rewarded by the Lord. In the Geeta, He confesses, “with a little am I satisfied, if it is given with sincerity, and with faithful consistency”.

    237. Prasannaatmaa -Ever-Pure and All- Blissful Self. The Supreme is ever-pure because, It is untouched by the sorrows lived by matter, when matter is ruled over by its gunas. In Geeta we read that the cause for all the sorrows of the individuality (Jeeva) is the attachment with matter and its various imperfect conditions (Gunas). Since He is untouched by them He is Ever-Pure; and since no identification of matter is in Him, He is all-Bliss.

    238. Visvadhrik -As a Mighty Source of all existence in every thing and every being, He is the Supporter (Dhrik) of the total world of all perceptions, all emotions and all thoughts (Visva).

    Herein the Supporter and the supported being essentially one, no calamity comes to the Lord by the increase in population. Ocean, the supporter of the waves, can never feel bothered by the stormy surface and the consequent increase in the number of waves.

    239. Visvabhuk -The One who enjoys or swallows (Bhuk) all experiences (Visva). The Supreme Consciousness apparently conditioned by the mind and intellect is the experiencer of the joys and sorrows.

    The term also means, “the One who absorbs unto Himself all names and forms” at the time of the dissolution (Pralaya) .In the plane of God-consciousness all other experiences, gathered in fields of waking, dream and deep- sleep, are transcended and, therefore, the State of Perfection can be figuratively indicated as “Visvabhuk” the One who swallows all other experiences of plurality”.

    240. Vibhuh -One who manifests Himself in an endless variety of forms. Though essentially the Infinite is One, Non-Dual and All-Pervading, the Reality, when viewed through the equipments of mind-and-intellect (Maayaa) seems to have apparently become the pluralistic world. Mundakopanishad (1-6) says, “He is Eternal and Multiform.” Based upon this idea we have in the Puranas, the description of the Lord's incarnations and His play in the world of the many.

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  • 241. Satkartaa - One who revels and adores those who are good and wise. His palace is ever lit up with His hospitality and He Himself presides over the loving reception of the righteous.



    242. Satkritah  - One who is adored by all good people, not only is He adored and worshipped by great men of wisdom and devotion-as the Sanatkumaaras, Naarada and others-but He is invoked and worshipped consciously by all living creatures. The Upanishad describes every experience of all living creatures as a Yajna in which the stimuli received are the ‘Oblations’ poured at which the inner Consciousness flares up into brilliancy.

    243. Saadhuh - One, who functions strictly according to the righteous code of living is a Saadhuh Atman, the Self, is the Mighty Presence, which apparently lends intelligence and capacity to inert matter. The Supreme Saadhu is Vishnu Himself.

    244. Jahnuh - leader of men; the One who leads all creatures along the path of an inexorable law-the law of action and reaction, the rhythm of Karma. Irresistibly, the good is led, by his own subjective disharmony, dashes to reach a hell made by himself for himself.

    245. Naaraayanah - This simple sacred word has an endless number of direct and indirect meanings, imports and suggestions, and Vyasa seems to have explored almost all its possibilities.

    1. The Shelter (Ayanam) for man (Nara) is Naaraayana.

    2. The term Nara implies the ego-centric individuality and a large collection of them is called Naara and the One who is the sole refuge for the entire living creatures is called Naaraayanah.

    3. Nara also means Eesvara and the elements (Tattvas) born out of Him are called Naara; and One who is the controller, the regulator, the very source of all Existence. in these very Tattvas is called Naaraayanah.

    4. Naaraah also mean “waters”. According to the picture painted in the Puranas of the Deluge, wherein the names, and forms devolve themselves into their elemental waters, the Lord is objectively described as lying alone upon the waters, the Eternal baby, floating upon a banyan leaf. “Holding in His Lotus-hand His own Lotus-feet, and sucking His own toe with His Lotus-lips, the Lotus child resting playfully upon a banyan leaf, floating up on the waters of the Deluge-I meditate.”

    It is in this sense, we find Manu interpreting the word “Naaraayana”. In the great devotional classic, Bhaagavatam, we find very many suggestions digged out of this sacred name; such as the ‘Self of all bodies’, “the Dynamic Force behind matter”, “the Witness of all good and bad”. All these indicate that Sri Narayana is nothing other than the Glory (Ayanam) of the Self.

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    246. Narah  -The Guide: One-who guides all creatures strictly according to their actions is none other than the Ancient (Sanaatana) Self.

    247. Asankhyeyah -Sankhyaa means number; Asankhya=numberless. Asankhyeyah is one who has numberless names and forms. The infinite variety of things and beings that constitute the manifested Universe are all His Own Form, and hence He is indeed numberless, whom He expresses Himself as the Universe. In the 11th Chapter of Geeta, we see through Arjuna’s eyes the Cosmic Form of the Lord. Of boundless forms on every side with numberless arms, stomachs, mouths and eyes-neither end nor middle, nor beginning do I see, O Lord of the Universe.

    248. Aprameya-Atmaa -Prameya=Pramaana Vishaya-anything that can be known through any of the “Sources-of-knowledge”-direct or indirect. Atman, the Self, cannot be apprehended by the intellect through any of the known “Sources-of-Knowledge” (Pramaana) and so He is called as Aprameya. One who has this nature is the Self, Aprameya-Atmaa, Sri Narayana.

    249. Visishtah -The One who transcends every- thing, in His Glory is the Supreme (Visishtah). Something that is other than the three bodies, something other than the five kosas, something definitely different from the finite world of perishable things is the Infinite Self-which cannot be defined in terms of either the waking or the dream or the sleep conditions. The Self is something other than all these:

    This Supreme-most Troth is Maha Vishnu.

    250. Sishtakrit -One who governs; One who is the Law Maker and the Law that governs the universe. The goal of His administration is the protection of the good (Sishtah). Maha Vishnu is the Governor of all, and the Protector of the good.

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  • 251. Suchih - One who is Pure. The immaculate Reality which is never contaminated by the Maayaa and its by- products is Maha Vishnu. When dirt (Mala) exists upon anything, it becomes unclean. In the Absolute Oneness there can be nothing other than itself and therefore the Fourth-plane-of- Consciousness (Tureeyam) is indicated in our Scriptures as the Transcendental Ever-Pure Self, Sri Hari.

    252. Siddhaarthah  - One who has gained all that has to be gained and achieved all that has to be achieved. That which has to be achieved in life during an individual’s existence have all been classified under four heads and they are called as the four “aims of life” (Purushaartha). Theyare Righteousness in conduct, (Dharma), Wealth and Possession (Artha), desires and ambitions (Kaama), liberation from imperfections (Moksha). One who has gained all these “four” have nothing more to gain as there cannot be any sense of imperfection in Him. One who has gained (Siddhah) all that has to be gained (Arthah) is Siddhaartha, Lord Vishnu.

    253. Siddhasankalpah - Sankalpa means “intellectual willing and wishing”. One who gains all that He wishes for, or One who immediately gains what He wills is called Siddha-sankalpah. Ordinarily we fail to gain what we demand because of the disintegration within ourselves. The Lord, the Perfect, is One who instantaneously gains all that He wishes; hence the Upanishads define Him as the Satya Sankalpavaan. This great Paramesvara of the Upanishads is the Maha Vishnu, the theme of the “Thousand Chants’ (Sahasranaama).

    254. Siddhiddah -One who is the Giver of the appropriate reward for all actions, for those who are doing spiritual practices. Lord Narayana is the great Universal Power that brings about the reward for all actions.

    255. Siddhi-Saadhanah - One who is the very secret force which enables the seeker to diligently continue all efforts of his seeking. Siddhi ordinarily means “fulfilment”, here it means all efforts at a given fulfilment. It is also interpreted by some as the One Mighty Reality, to worship at whose altar is the very means (Saadhana) for all achievements (Siddhi), and this is Sri Narayana.

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    256. Vrishaahee -The term Vrishah is very familiar with the ritualistic portion of the Vedas and it connotes objectively the sacred “Left over” after the Yajna functions. Subjectively, Vrisha means the residual ‘results’ gathered in the personality after each devoted and dedicated act of offering, during all Self-less services (Yajnas). Therefore, Vrishaahee means “One who is a controller of all actions and the dispenser of all results”, in all individual, conscious, intelligent creatures.

    257. Vrishabhah -The term Vrisha though not very familiar now is used in the Vedic literature to indicate Dharma-“the essential nature of a thing without which the thing cannot remain as the thing” is its Dharma. One who showers all Dharmas is called Vrishabhah. In short, one who showers glowing health, burning devotion and thrilling silence on all sincere seekers and faithful devotees is Vrishabhah; and He is Sri Narayana.

    258. Vishnuh -All-Pervading: Long-Strident. We had already explained this term earlier (2). In Mahabharata we also read the Lord Himself explaining to Arjuna, “Because I stand striding across the Universe (Kramanaat), O Partha, I am known as Vishnu.” -(Mahabharata 12-350-43).

    In the Upanishad also we read, “Vishnu has spread Himself and conquered all these three worlds.

    259. Vrishaparvaa -We had already explained that Vrisha means Dharma. The term Parvam means “Ladder”, “a flight of steps” that takes us to the Higher floors (Hence Parvata means mountain). Thus, here, the term is explained as a flight of steps on the ladder of life to take one to the Ultimate Reality, the Eternal (Sanaatana) Dharma: “1 am the way”. Vishnu is the One to worship at whose altar will facilitate the devotee’s steady evolution towards the experience of the Higher consciousness.

    260. Vrishodarah -Vrisha, that which rains; Udara = belly. The idea here is the seat of all-creative thinking is resting on a psychic, centre, roughly indicated by the navel, and hence we find the description that the total Creator of the universe is sustained and held aloft at the navel of Maha Vishnu. During Pralaya (sleep) the “creative power” merges back to its source, and thereafter, upon waking, the creation again starts; the creative power” manifests itself and continues its creative activities, from the same point of Its merger, (Udara). This culminating point of all creation, during the time of the dissolution-which is also the same from wherein, during creation, the manifestations of names and forms spring forth (shower down = Vrisha)- is Vishnu, the Supreme, and hence, He is called as Vrishodarah, “the Showering Belly.”

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  • 261. Vardhanah - One who is the nurturer and nourisher everywhere, at all levels of life, both material and spiritual. In short, from the standpoint of the student, who is studying with devotion these “Thousand names of the Lord”, the term indicates that Vishnu is the Mighty Power that supplies all spiritual growth, provides all well-being and ultimately blesses all His devotees with the final Realization.

    262 Vardhamaanah  - One who can grow Himself into any dimensions; ever-growing. Since the names and forms of the universe are ever dynamic and has the unseen movement of progressive evolution everywhere, the Lord is indicated here as this very “dimensional movement of progress” (Vardhana). (The Pauraanikas attribute that this name came to Him because He in His Vaamana incarnation grew

    Himself to measure under His three steps the whole universe.

    263. Viviktah - Alone=solitary. Every standing apart from everything. With reference to the dream and the dreamer, the waker is, we knew, indeed, separate. Similarly the world of names and forms and its joys and sorrows, passions and lusts, smiles and tears, though they all play in the Self, the Supreme is not affected by them.

    The horrid “ghost” cannot affect the innocent “post”. One who thus remains alone and apart, in His Own Majesty and perfection, even when the world-of-Maayaa is heaving about is Viviktah. In the daily happenings of Samsar, in its births and deaths, He remains ever changeless and ever unaffected. This freedom is indicated in the Geeta and the Lord explains: “They are in me; I am not in them

    264. Srutisaagarah - The ocean for all the rivers of all scriptural thoughts. All scriptures, irrespective of the age, language, tradition and beliefs, ultimately indicate a Theme which is ever the same. All scriptures are rivulets of thoughts, flowing through different terrains of national character and historical climates, gushing to reach forward the ocean of Perfection, which lies beyond the dark sorrows of mortality. That which is the goal of all Scriptures is the Immortal Bliss of God-consciousness, the Maha Vishnu.

    265. Subhujah - He who has graceful arms. This need not be taken as a description of the physical beauty of the anatomical structure of the arms but since those arms are ever working in the service of His devotees on sheltering them (Abhaya) and in blessing them (Varada) they are full of grace and hence graceful.


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    266. Durdharah  -One who cannot be comprehended even by Great Yogis, who spend long periods of time in meditation. Transcending the mind and intellect is the “experience” of the Supreme and, therefore, the mind and intellect can never comprehend It.

    267. Vaagmee -One who is eloquent of His Glory. The full sense or the term should embrace not only the eloquence in speech, but all physical capabilities in the world, all the Glories or the cosmos, all the beauties or the heart, the total might of the intellect-all are eloquent of His Glory. Through the scriptures of the world, it is again He, who speaks to us of our ultimate Harbour beyond the stormy seas; of Maayaa, in the simple words of brilliant suggestions declared by the Saints, Sages, Rishis, Prophets and other Divine Men.

    268. Mahendrah -One who is Lord of even Indra, the Lord or gods. In philosophy the “Mind” is called lndra (lndriyaanaam Raajaa) and One who is the Lord of even the “mind” is the Self.

    269. Vasudah -Vasu means wealth and, therefore Vasudah means One who enriches all, both in their outer prosperity and in their inner well-being. Once surrendered unto Him man learns to live ever in dynamic success, with all the glories of the loving heart, self-controlled mind, and contemplative intellect.

    270. Vasuh –The term Vasu has got three meanings: Wealth (Dhana), Veil (Aacchaadana) and Sun (Aaditya); thus He is the One who manifests Himself in the form of the external wealth, for He, as the very sun, nurtures and nourishes the world. He is the One, who veils Himself from the comprehension and understanding of the unprepared men of evil temperaments and who possess no true devotion.

    The term Vasu also can mean “One who lives in” (Vasati iti) all things and beings of the universe; or it can also mean as “One who allows all things and beings to exist in Himself” (Vaasayati iti). In Geeta and in the Upanishads we find the Infinite described as the very Indweller everywhere in His Eesvara status, and as the very substratum for the universe in the Pure Transcendental nature.

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  • 271. Naikaroopah - One who is of Infinite forms in his manifestations; the single waker’s mind becomes itself variegated to serve as the endless items of the dream-world. The One Supreme “Cause” of the whole Universe is Vishnu; and all “effects” are but different expressions of their “cause”. In a very familiar chant, traditionally repeated by all devotees, this Idea has been brought out beautifully.

    Looking at Him through our distorting instruments of body-mind-intellect, we see the plurality, and only on transcending this equipment can we “experience” the Oneness of the Absolute Reality.

    272. Brihadroopah - Vast of Infinite dimensions; pervading all. One whose very form (roopa) is the totality of the universe and therefore as vast as the universe, nay, in the description of the Supreme Person in the Rig Veda (Purusha- sookta) we read the Rishis declaring that Vishnu is not only of the total size and dimension of the Universe but He stands beyond it all by ten digits. – “Atyatishthat Dasaangulam”.

    273. Sipivishtah - Sipi is the name given to the “Sacrificial cow”. The term denotes the One who sanctified all dedicated offerings poured into all fields of selfless sacrifices  (Yajna). The root Si has also the meaning of waters; Sipi-‘that which drinks water’ –“The rays of the Sun”.  Thus Sipivishtah would indicate the Supreme, who is the Presiding deity in the Sun, giving it both its energy of heat and light. In Geeta, the Lord confesses: “Understand that the light and energy that expresses themselves through the sun and moon is the Light and Glory essentially belonging to Me”.

    274. Prakaasanah – The One who illuminates; expressing Itself as the All-pervading Consciousness in every equipment. He is the knower, knowing everything in each bosom (Sarvavit) and knowing all things that are happening in the universe at one and the same time in His omnisciency (Sarvajnah). He is the Illuminator of all experiences. Just as the One sun illumines everything in the world the Reality illumines both the fields of experiences and the knower-of- the-field.

    275. Ojas-tejo-dyutidharah  - One who is the possessor (Dharah) of Perfect physical virility (Ojas), all brilliancy (Tejas) and every beauty (dyuti). These three terms indicate perfection at three different levels of personality known to us at present. Ojas is glowing health (physical) due to perfect balance in the constituents (Tattvas) of the healthy body. This virility in us when conserved, disciplined and trained can, through meditation, be converted into intellectual “brilliancy” and perfect personality “integration”.

    The shine of an individual, who has thus sublimated Ojas, is termed in our Sastras as tejas. A Yogi, through intelligent living and through a devoted life of continued meditation, has thus gathered to himself ojas and Tejas sufficiently, he, in time, grows to become an experienced Saint of Divine Realization, a Buddha. The enchanting atmosphere of irresistible peace and compassion, love and perfection, knowledge and strength, such a man throws around him, is called the aura of Divinity (Dyuti). In the lOth Chapter of the Geeta, the Geetacharya autobiographically confesses, “I am the Might in all strength; I am the Brilliancy in all that is brilliant.”

    Some commentators are found to take these three terms as separate names of the Lord. However, Sankara interprets it as one single term.

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  • 276. Prakaasaatmaa  - The Effulgent Self. The One who is the Self in all hearts, who can be experienced as the Consciousness, which is the source of all illumination to shine upon all experiences in the three planes-of-consciousness, in all living creatures, at all times. This Universal and Absolute Self is Maha Vishnu.

    277. Prataapanah  - The One who manifests Himself as the Essential Thermal Energy, that lends Life Potential to the very atmosphere around each living creature. In the words of the Geetacharya, we find a confirmation to thus declaration when the Lord declares to Arjuna that He Himself is the Reality that manifests as the heat and light in the Sun and the Moon, and it is He again who warms up the crust of the earth and impregnates it with its fertility. (Geeta XV-12 & 13).

    278. Riddhah - One who is ever full of all prosperity. As the very Lord of Lakshmi, Vishnu should be one who has all glories (Aisvarya). When the entire universe of wealth, strength and beauty is itself a manifestation from Him, He Himself must be the Absolute Glory.

    279. Spashta-aksharah - Spashtam=clear. One who is clearly indicated by the Supreme Sound (Akshara), the famous Sound-Symbol of the Eternal Lord Om. In Geeta we read: “One who chants my name Om and leaves his body at the time of death thus remembering Me, he shall go to the Supreme State” In Sanskrit, Kshara means the “Perishable” and Akshara means the “imperishable.” The world of plurality, the “perishable” is no doubt nothing other than the All-Perfect, the Immutable Truth, but due to the imperfections of the instruments-of-perception-body, mind and intellect-the perceiving ego can experience only this world constituted of a plurality-sense objects, emotions and thoughts- The ego peeping through the vehicles can never experience the One co-ordinating Reality, the Divine. When the mind is hushed and the ego thus sublimated, the Immutable Akshara-factor is experienced, wherein we gain the clearest (Spashta) understanding of the Absolute. Since it is thus clear (Spashta) only in Its Immutable nature (Akshara=Kootastha), Vishnu, the Supreme Self, is indicated here as Spashtaaksharah).

    280. Mantrah - One who is of the nature of the Mantras of the Vedas. The declarations of the Vedas the mantras are the vehicles that will take us straight into an experience of the Transcendental. The vehicles are often called by the nan1e of their destination. Mantra means that which can save us on being properly meditated upon. Only through the mantras of the Upanishads we ever come to experience the Supreme Nature of the Lord, and so He is named as Mantrah.


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    Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    281. Chandraamsuh  -Rays of the moon. That the moonlight has got an effect upon the herbs was known to India in the Vedic period. “As the rays of the moon (Soma) I fill the vegetable kingdom with nutrition”, confesses Bhagavan Vaasudeva. Thus the Lord is One who nurtures and nourishes all living creatures instilling into each its particular vitality. Though this is the deep philosophical significance, superficially the beauty, calm and peace that the moon suggests to our mind is but a reflection of the Infinite Peace of Vishnu.

    282. Bhaaskaradyutih  -The Effulgence of the Sun. Sun is the centre of the solar system, an eternal exchequer of energy, ever distributing Life and Strength to all living upon the earth; life would have been impossible but for the Sun. At the same time, the Sun stays where he is and he never interferes with life; from afar he blesses life. The Lord who thus from afar blesses by His mere presence is the true Sun of Life, the Atman, the Self- Sree Maha Vishnu.

    283. Amritaamsoodbhavah  -The moon who has consoling rays that gives the essential food value (Rasa) to the plants and fruits is called in Sanskrit as Amritaamsuh. In the Puranas it is described that the moon was first born from the milky-ocean during its churning. Since Vishnu is described as ever reposing upon His Ananta-bed in Ksheerasaagara, the Lord is Himself termed here as the Begetter of the Moon. Subjectively Moon (Mati) is the Presiding Deity of the intellect, and the discriminating intellect itself arose when our bosom started churning the heart by the two forces, the positive -the good (Deva) -and the negative -Vicious (Asuras). If the Sun is the Presiding Deity of energy, moon represents the world of matter, and the very source from which the world-of-matter, Kshetra, has risen is Amritaam- soodbhavah.

    284. Bhaanuh -Self-Effulgent; One who expresses Himself for the blessing of the world in the form of the Sun and presides over the entire solar system.

    285. Sasabinduh -The patch in the moon looks like the silhouette of a rabbit for the naked eye; that which has a “beauty-spot” (Bindu) in the shape of a rabbit (Sasa) is called Sasabindu -the moon. Since the Lord is the Nourisher of all and He is Himself the entire world of matter, He Himself is the Moon “that nourishes with essence all plant kingdom”.

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  • 286. Suresvarah - Sura means Deva and so the term indicates “the God of all gods”. The word Sura also can be dissolved to mean Giver (Ra) of Plenty (Su); Sura therefore stands for a person of extreme charity .The Lord, Eesvara, who prompts and fulfils the loving kindness of all charitable men is Suresvarah, Lord Vishnu.

    287. Aushadham - Medicine. Narayana is the Divine Medicine for the immediate cure for all the burning sorrows of Samsar. Even to consider it more directly as the specific cure for all bodily ailments is not necessarily wrong, for ailments of the body are caused by mental disintegration, and when the inner man has surrendered in devotion to Him, Lord Narayana indeed becomes a specific cure for even all the physical diseases of His devotees.

    288. Jagatassetuh  - A reclamation bund thrown across waters connecting distant islands to the main land is called Setu. Sri Ramachandraji built one and reached Lanka. The term Jagatassetuh, therefore, implies that the Lord is Himself the Bridge over which one can safely cross over the realm of egocentric imperfections and reach the joyous realms of the Infinite Perfection.

    289. Satyadharmaparaakramah - One who champions heroically for Truth (Satya) and Righteousness (Dharma). It can also imply as One who has Truthfulness (Sat yam), Righteousness (Dharma) and Heroism (Paraakramah) .In short, Lord is One, who fights constantly against the false and the unrighteous to establish Truth and Purity.

    290. Bhoota-Bhavya-Bhavan-Naathah -  The Lord of the three periods of time: the past, the present and the future. Lord of Time is the One, in whose presence alone, time concept is possible. “Time” is the interval between “thoughts” and the Awareness that illumines the rise and fall of thoughts is the very Lord of Time. Objectively He is the Lord of all those, that exist in the three periods of time; or He to whom all creatures conditioned by time, pray for comforts, solace and protection.

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    subhasrini
    OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
    Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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