जागरितस्थानो वैश्वानरोऽकारः प्रथमा मात्रऽऽप्तेरादिमत्त्वाद्वाऽऽप्नोति ह वै सर्वान् कामानादिश्च भवति य एवं वेद ॥ ९ ।
jAgaritasthAno vaishvAnaro.akAraH prathamA mAtra.a.apteraadimattvaadvA.a.apnoti ha vai sarvAn kAmAnAdishcha bhavati ya evaM veda || 9 ||
prathamA mAtra – The first mAtra (of OM) akAraH – the letter ‘a’ vaishvAnara – is vaishvAnara jAgarita sthAno – the waking state ApteH – (because of both having the characteristics of) being all-pervasive va – or AdimatvatvAt – being the first.
ya evam veda – Whoever knows this ha vai Apnoti – certainly obtains sarvan kAmAn – all desirable objects cha – and AdiH bhavati – becomes the first.
prathamaH pAdaH – The first aspect (of the Self) vaishvAnara – is vaishvAnara (or vishva) jAgaritasthAna – (This is) the waking state praj~na – (and it is one in which one’s) knowing awareness bahis – (is) turned outwards sapta a~Nga (a~Nga literally means ‘limb’) – (This aspect has) seven divisions ekonaviMshatimukhaH – and nineteen interfaces (with the outside world) (viMshati is ‘twenty’ and ekona is ‘one less than’; mukha literally means ‘mouth’ or ‘opening’) sthUlabhugvaishvAnaraH – vaishvAnara (is) the enjoyer (bhug = bhuj = bhoktA; experiencer, enjoyer) of the gross world.
The first aspect of the Self is vaishvAnara. This is the waking state in which one’s awareness is turned outwards to the external world. vaishvAnara has seven parts and experiences the universe via 19 interfaces.