shabdAdi rUpam bhuvanam samastam
shabdAdisattendriya vRRitti bhAsyA
sattendriyANAmmanaso vashe syAt
manomayam tad bhuvanam vadAmaH
shabdAdi rUpam = of the form of sound etc; bhuvanam = world; samastam = entire;
shabdAdisatta = the existence of sound etc; indriya = organs; vRRitti = functions;
bhAsyA = illumined;sattA = existence; indriyANAm = of the sense organs; manaso = of
the mind; vashe = control; syAt = is; manomayam = made of mind; tad = (here tad=
tasmAt) therefore; bhuvanam = world; vadAmaH = we say.
The entire world is of the form of sound etc. the existence of sound etc is illumined by the functions of the organs. The existence of sense organs is in the control of the mind. Therefore, we say that the world is made of the mind.
The entire world and the whole gambit of transactions that take place within it are but divided only into five categories viz. sound, sight, smell, taste and touch. There cannot be any transaction beyond these five divisions. The world is rightly called prapa~ncha – a division into five categories (pa~ncha means five). The world therefore is five -fold based on the five sense organs. Continue reading