<html><body><div style="color:#000; background-color:#fff; font-family:HelveticaNeue, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida Grande, sans-serif;font-size:12pt"><div class="yiv3014814877MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Calibri">Dear<span>  Mr Das</span>,</font></div><div><font face="Times New Roman"></font></div><div class="yiv3014814877MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Calibri">I<span>  </span>already<span>  </span>read<span>  </span>the Sankarabhasya<span>  </span>on the Isavasyopanisad<span>  </span>and its English translation by swami Gambhirananda<span>   </span>[Ramakrisna<span>  </span>Mission].My problem is<span>  </span>that what the<span>   </span>following mantra means :</font></div><div><font face="Times New Roman"></font></div><div class="yiv3014814877MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Calibri">Andham tamah<span>  
 </span>pravisanti ye<span>  </span>asambhutim upasate.</font></div><div><font face="Times New Roman"></font></div><div class="yiv3014814877MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Calibri">Tato<span>  </span>bhuya<span>  </span>iva<span>  </span>te tamoya u sambhutyam<span>  </span>ratah //ISA-12//</font></div><div><font face="Times New Roman"></font></div><div class="yiv3014814877MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Calibri">Swami ji<span>  </span>translates<span>  </span>the view<span>  </span>of Sankara and writes :</font></div><div><font face="Times New Roman"></font></div><div class="yiv3014814877MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Calibri">Those who worship the unmanifested(prakriti) enter into blinding<span>  </span>darkness;<span>  </span>but<span>  </span>those who are devoted to the manifested (hiranyagarbha)<span>  </span>enter
 into<span>  </span>greater darkness.</font></div><div><font face="Times New Roman"></font></div><div class="yiv3014814877MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Calibri">Here the problem<span>  </span>arises<span>  </span>:</font></div><div><font face="Times New Roman"></font></div><div class="yiv3014814877MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Calibri">1,what is the import of<span>  </span>the worship of asambhuti-avyakrita [ unmanifest]<span>  </span>prakriti <span>  </span>and<span>  </span>sambhuti-<span>     </span>karyabrahma[ hiranyagarbha ].Hiranyagarbha is mentioned in hiranygarbha Sukta<span>  </span>too where it means<span>  </span>a huge form<span>   </span>of paramatma as  </font></div><div class="yiv3014814877MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Calibri">Hiranyagarbhah samavartataagre bhutasya jaatah patir eka
 aasit.</font></div><div class="yiv3014814877MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Calibri">.In <span> </span>this way<span>  </span>hiranyagarbha<span>  </span>has two<span>   </span>meanings. what<span>    import </span>should be taken here as authentic?.</font></div><div><font face="Times New Roman"></font></div><div class="yiv3014814877MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Calibri">2.what is the system of said worships  of  avyakrita prakriti and  sambhuti ?</font></div><div class="yiv3014814877MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Calibri">In haste I could not use diacritics.</font></div><div><font face="Times New Roman"></font></div><div class="yiv3014814877MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Calibri">Regards,</font></div><div class="yiv3014814877MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><font face="Calibri">Girish K. Jha</font></div><div
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