vAchyaH prabhuH kashchidapAra shaktiH
chitretra lokyam cha vilokitA cha
paTaH prakAshopyabhavat sa ekaH—3
sarvaiH = by all; nidAnam = cause; jagataH = of the world; ahamaH cha = and of ‘I’;
vAchyaH = is (popularly accepted); prabhuH kashchit = somemLord; apAra shaktiH =
limitless power; chitre = picture; atra = here; lokyam cha vilokitA cha = seen and the
seer; paTaH = canvas; prakAshaH = light; abhavat = became; saH ekaH = that one.
The cause of the world and the ‘I’ (individual) is popularly accepted by all to be some Lord of limitless power. Here, in this picture, that one has become the seer, seen, the canvas and the lights also.
Even as children, we have a curiosity to know how the universe began. If the big bang occurred in time, there would have been time and space already; even otherwise who created that dense matter that made a bang. Such curiosity to go to the root is natural to a thinking person.