viShNu sahasranAma - 5,6

Savithri Devaraj sdevaraj at EXPLORER.CSC.COM
Thu Nov 4 06:49:52 CST 1999

5. bhUtakR^it :  The creator and destroyer of all existences in the
universe.  Assuming rajoguNa, He as brahmA, is generator of all
objects.  kR^it  can also be interpreted as kR^intana or destruction.
The name can therefore also mean one who, as Rudra destroys the worlds,
assuming the guNa of tamas.

6. bhUtabhR^it : - One who supports or sustains or governs the
universe.  Assuming the sattva guNa, He sustains the worlds.


>From Translation and commentary of Sri SankarAcArya. Translated by
Swami Tapasyananda.


bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam

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