तमोमयी राहुरिवार्कबिम्बम् ॥ १३९ ॥
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.
[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.]