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Verse 139

अखण्डनित्याद्वयबोधशक्त्या
स्फुरन्तमात्मानमनन्तवैभवम् ।
समावृणोत्यावृतिशक्तिरेषा
तमोमयी राहुरिवार्कबिम्बम् ॥ १३९ ॥

akhaṇḍanityādvayabodhaśaktyā
sphurantamātmānamanantavaibhavam |
samāvṛṇotyāvṛtiśaktireṣā
tamomayī rāhurivārkabimbam || 139 ||

139. This veiling power (Avriti), which preponderates in ignorance, covers the Self, whose glories are infinite and which manifests Itself through the power of knowledge, indivisible, eternal and one without a second – as Rāhu does the orb of the sun.

 

Notes:

[As Ráhu &c.—The reference is to the solar eclipse. In Indian mythology the sun is supposed to be periodically overpowered by a demon named Râhu.]

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