Brhadharanyaka Upanishad – Sloka 1.4.6

Summary till now

Atma tore apart Purusha and Stri. It establishes the Sva (the heavens) which was Akasa the empty space or vaccum, so swiftly, like a pea split into half. Stri becomes filled in vacuum or empty space. Purusha does not manifest. Stri alone causes manifestation. All matter and beings are born from Stri. Manifestation from Stri occurs in pairs.

Stri ‘knows’ or has oscillations (information) that becomes the blood of all manifestations. All creations are from Stri and through Stri.

Sloka 1.4.6.1

atha etyabhya manthat, sa mukhācca yoner hastābhyāṃ ca agnim asṛjata;

tasmād etad ubhayam alomakam antarataḥ, alomakā hi yonir antarataḥ |

Translation

Then (atha) coming from these (etyabhya) oscillations (to and fro movement) (manthat) and (ca) sa (of the) mouth (mukhA) of the source (yoner) and with the hands (hastAbhyam) agni got produced (agnim asrjata). From that./Therefore (tasmAt) both these (etad ubhayam) have no soft-hair (alomakam) inside (antaratah).Yoni also (hi) does not have soft-hair (alomaka) inside (antarata).

Meaning

Coming from the oscillations at the mouth of Yoni, from the hands/flames that flare up, agni (energy that is transferable) gets created. Neither the mouth of Yoni, nor the hands/flames that arise have ‘loma’. Even the inside of Yoni does not have ‘loma’.

What is Agni..? Agni is energy that is transferable. Hence Agni is called ‘fire’. Stri fills the vacuum or empty space. Stri has oscillations. Hence it has information and energy. But the energy of Stri is not transferable at all. From the mouth of Stri, from the oscillation of Stri, from the hands that flame up, Agni, energy that is transferable is born/created.

What is loma..? Loma is traditionally interpreted as ‘Hair’ or more precisely ‘Soft hair’. It is indeed the soft-hair. Loma or ‘soft-hair’ differentiates across different regions, matter or beings. Loma is used to indicate this differentiation or heterogeneity.

Even modern quantum science uses this description of ‘hairless’ for indicating homogeneity or no difference across regions of space.

The mouth of Yoni of the Stri, the flames/hands that arise out, the Yoni inside of Stri are all homogeneous across the empty space/vacuum that Stri occupies. They cannot be differentiated. Stri cannot be differentiated across the empty space it fills.

But once Agni, the energy that is transferable comes out, that Agni has ‘loma’ or ‘hair’. This energy that is transferable, Agni, brings in differentiation across regions of space and makes the heterogeneous. How..?

Sloka 1.4.6.2

tad yad idam āḥuḥ, amuṃ yaj āmuṃ yaja ity, ekaikaṃ devam, etasya iva sā visṛṣṭiḥ, eṣa u hyeva sarve devāḥ |

Translation

Whenever (tad yad) they say (Ahuh) here (idam) worship/sacrifice (yaj) unto Him/That (amum) or worship/sacrifice (yaja) unto other (amum iti), each one of them (ekaikam) is deva, all of these (etasya) are Her/Stri (sA) creation (vi srsti), all these (esa) are all ‘deva’ (sarve deva)

Meaning

All are the Creations of Stri. When they say worship one or worship another, each one of the deva are creations of the Stri, that arose from the oscillations of the Stri.

Sloka 1.4.6.3

atha yat kiṃca idam ārdram, tad retaso asṛjata, tad u somaḥ; etāvat vā idaṃ, sarvam annaṃ ca iva annādaśca; soma eva annam, agnir annādaḥ;

Translation

Now (atha) which (yat) whatever/moreover/anything (kimca) here (idam) softened/wetted/loosened (ardram), there (tad) semen (retas) created/produced (asrjata), that (tad) is soma, this much (etavat) certainly (va) here (idam), everything is food/grains like (sarvam annam iva) and (ca) eater of food/grains (anna adaz ca). Soma is annam (soma eva annam), Agni is the provider of that annam (agnir anna da)

Meaning

The oscillations of Stri ‘wet or loosen’ the vacuum. The ‘sperms’ that are produced/created due to that ‘wetting’ or ‘loosening’ is is Soma. Everything (in this Universe) is foodgrain and like providers of foodgrain. Here Soma is the annam/foodgrain. Agni is the provider of the Soma.

Why is Soma like foodgrain..? The Agni, or the energy that comes out of the Womb of Stri, wets the space, produces/creates the ‘sperm of” Soma. Soma is not just the sperm (retas), but it is also the ‘annam’ (food grain) that germinates from the ‘sperm’. Foodgrains are also their seeds.

Soma, the sperm, falls in the space, using Agni, the energy produces more Soma (like foodgrains). From Soma the best of devas are created. Thus everything in this Universe is Soma (annam) and Agni (eater of Soma).

The oscillations at the mouth of Yoni of Sri and its hands/flames produce Agni/Energy. From this Agni/energy comes the Soma.

Agni sometimes is compared to the ‘menstrual blood’ of ‘Stri’ (in general women). It is because Agni, the energy that is transferable in the Universe, came from the Yoni and ‘wet’ the space to produce Soma.

Sloka 1.4.6.4

saiṣā brahmaṇo ati sṛṣṭir yac chreyaso devān asṛjata,

atha yad martyaḥ sann amṛtān asṛjata

tasmād ati sṛṣṭiḥ;

ati sṛṣṭyaṃ ha asyai tasyāṃ bhavati ya evaṃ veda

Translation

She/With (sa) these (eSa) brahman (brahmano) extreme (ati) creating/creation (srstir) which (yac) best of all the devas (zreyaso devan) created (asrjata).

Then (atha) which (yad) mortal (martyah) being so (san) immortals (amrtAn) created (asrjata). Therefore /from that extreme/super creation (tasmAt ati srstih).

The extremely/super created (ati srstyam) unto and through that (ha asyai tasyam) manifests/becomes (bhavati) that information or knowledge.

Meaning

With these, brahman is super creation which creates the best of the devas. That which is mortal (oscillations) being so immortals got created. Hence it is super creation. The super created are unto Stri, through Stri, they become the knowledge (or information or entropy).

The oscillations (mantha) from mouth of Yoni of Stri are mortal (ephemeral). But from that oscillations are produced, the best of the devas. Since oscillations produce the best of devas, it is called extreme/super creation.

These super created devas become the information or knowledge or contribute to the entropy.

Summary of the Meaning of Sloka 1.4.6

Stri has oscillations and hence energy. But that energy cannot be differentiated across regions of space it fills. The energy of Stri is also not transferable.

Coming from the oscillations at the mouth of Yoni of Stri, from the hands/flames that flare up, agni, the energy that is transferable in the Univese, gets created. The mouth of Yoni of the Stri, the flames/hands that arise out, the Yoni inside of Stri are all homogeneous across the empty space/vacuum that Stri occupies.

But Agni, the transferable energy, brings in the differentiation as it causes Soma and the best of devas across the AkAsha. Thus Agni is said to have ‘hair’. Since Agni is born from the mouth of “yoni’ of Stri, menstrual blood of women is also equated to Agni.

Agni is called Fire, because Fire is energy that is transferable.

All are the Creations of Stri. When they say worship one or worship another, each one of the deva are creations of the Stri, that arose from the oscillations of the Stri.

The oscillations of Stri ‘wet or loosen’ the vacuum. The ‘sperms’ that are produced/created due to that ‘wetting’ or ‘loosening’ is is Soma. Everything in this Universe is foodgrain and like providers of foodgrain. Here Soma is the annam/foodgrain. Agni is the provider of the Soma.

Like seed that produces the foodgrain becomes the seed again to produce more, everything here becomes Agni and Soma.

With these, ‘brahman’ is the super creation which creates the best of the devas. That which is mortal (oscillations) being so produces immortal beings. Hence brahman is super creation. The super created are unto Stri, through Stri. They become the knowledge or information or entropy of Universe.

Brahman – Super Creation

Brahman is super creation (ati srsti) that creates the best of devas. That which produces Soma, Agni and best of devas from mortal oscillations is Brahman.

The super created devas become the increasing information or entropy or knowledge of the Universe. Thus Brahman is the process of knowledge or entropy or information creation/increase in the Universe.

BrahmA and Brahman

The empty space or vacuum is filled by Stri. From Stri, pair production occurs. From Stri, Agni comes out. The agni produces Soma. The best of the devas are produced from the Stri.

Brahman or Brahma is the process of this Super creation that produces immortal devas from mortal oscillations.

BrahmA is the stri filled empty space/vacuum that does pair production, in which Agni is born, in which the best of devas are produced. BrahmA is the four dimensional (four headed) spacetime.

Since BrahmA, the space filled with stri is always associated with information/knowledge/entropy, Sarasvati the consort of Brahma is goddess of knowledge/entropy/information. Since the space is always producing in pairs and leads to production of best of devas, brahmA is said to be involved in Creation.

Thus BrahmA is the physical entity of Space filled with Stri. Brahman is the process of atri sRsti, the super creation that happens out of this space.

Does Agni have hair..?

Alomakam is hairless. Hairless means homogeneous across the space. Without transferable energy, the space or vacuum filled with ‘Stri’ has no differentiation across the space. Hence it called Alomaka. But once Agni, the energy that is transferable manifests, different regions of space manifest different matter and beings. Thus Agni brings in Lomakam, which is differentiation or heterogeneity.

Why is Agni menstrual blood..?

Agni, the energy that is transferable in the Universe (and hence called fire) comes from the mouth of Yoni of Stri. Whatever that comes from Stri (women)’s Yoni is the menstrual blood. Hence Agni is sometimes equated with menstrual blood of women.

Then what is Stri..?

-TBT

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