451: God Creates From Within the Womb
He conjoins the tattvas five and twenty
That in life past departed from me;
To my dear life awaken;
Thus He creates, seated within the globular womb
He the Primal One creates
Knowing what I am to be.
452: The Lord Grants Breath and the Child is Born
Above the Muladhara
The Kundalini fire abides;
There in the water-filled womb
The infant lay, its tiny feet entangled;
That the sweet life in patience waiting
Its onward course may seek,
He ordained, releasing the Pranas ten.
453: The Course of Life Was Ordained at Time of Union
When parents two in pleasure united,
Then was ordained, this body,
The sorrow-house of vexing pasa;
When that is to be,
At that hour of union, He ordained;
He, the Heavenly Lord.
454: Through That Union Entered the 25 Tattvas to Make the
They who birth’s finale saw,
Alone knew how purusha,
Of Tattvas five and twenty
The body Corporeal entered;
None else know,
That which sought woman’s birth-pit,
In form twain, rushed within
455: The Tattvas Remained in the Forehead of the Foetus
The penis pierced; the vagina opened,
And together they rushed in
The Tattvas in groups of Five–
The Elements Five,
The tanmatras Five,
The sense organs Five gross,
And the Five Subtle,
And cognising organs four–Mind, Intellect, Will and Egoity
And in the Centre of Forehead they all lay, concealed.
456: Prana Enters Jiva at Birth
As unto when flower blossoms, the breeze spreads fragrance,
In spaces all around
So does Prana over Jiva extend,
Gently unfolding at the time destined.
457: The Lord Drives in the Tattvas into the Infant Body
The eight constituents of body subtle
That ultimately leave,
The eight and ten Tattvas that sneak in,
With Purusha in them immersed
The orifices nine,
The Kundalini that serpent-like coils,
The life-breath twelve-finger breadth long,
–If these, the Divine Charioteer drives not in,
Verily may the infant be less than human (say, pig).
458: The Child With the Three Gunas in Balance is Fit for
When in sex union,
The male flow in force dominates
The infant is born with Tamasic qualities of Rudra;
When the flow in reverse is,
The Sattvic quality of Hari dominates;
When the two in balance flow,
The Rajasic quality of Brahma prevailes;
He is to kingship born
In whom Gunas three proportionate sway.
459: Into the Foetus Mayaic Mind was Placed
There two in accord united;
And from their vital flows
Emerged the infant form;
But when into it Jiva,
Who in myriad bodies has dwelt of yore,
Lo! it is dominated by Mind;
Maya subtle pervades it.
460: Jiva Gets Consciousness and Desires
There in the pregnant womb,
The soul lay in Primordial quiescence (Turiya State)
From that State Maya and Her tribe aroused it;
And conferred Consciousness;
And Maya’s evolutes eight–Desires and the rest,
Thus say scriptures, holy and true.
461: How the Body is Fashioned
With skeletal bones He erected the frame;
With tendons circuitous He fastened it;
With blood and flesh He cemented it;
Thus did Lord fashion this body-mansion,
For dear life to dwell
Him I seek forth, endearment increasing.
462: The Lord Contains the Fire in Muladhara
He is milky white in hue,
Effulgent is He unto the sun;
He is benignant;
He pervades the entire body
And diffuses His tenderness;
He contained the rage of fire in Muladhara
This He ordained, in ways diverse.
463: The Lord Preserves the Foetus
Even the day, ruinous Karma trailed after Jiva,
He designed ways of preservation numerous;
He surrounded the foetus with water
Kept it safe from burning Muladhara Fire,
He drew charmed circles eddying,
Around the budding life, from Pasa harassing
And so preserved it safe and cool.
464: Breathing and Size of Infant
The Silvery semen welled up
And met the vaginal flow, alike surging,
And lo! then was born the infant
Inhaling eight and exhaling four
Finger-length of breath,
And measuring eight finger-span
Of its own tiny palm.
465: Body of 25 Tattvas
In to the union, the Holy One entered;
Gathering Tattvas five and twenty
Fashioned the (five)-sheathed body;
Munificient indeed was his gift!
A veritable Bundle of Desire He made.
466: After Death, Senses End With Body; Jiva Ends in Nada
The five senses with their foolish ways
Are in this body born;
And there they subside;
So does Jiva
That permeates macrocosm
Surely subside in Nada.
467: The 35 Tattvas Introduced
As on to a leaf-like device
He mounted my life;
With balance like precision planted,
Subtle senses five;
And other Tattvas thirty;
And thus fashioned a body;
A steaming cauldron with openings nine.
468: Lord Creates
In union’s rapture they kneaded the clay
For Him to fashion sorrow’s tenement;
The kiln burnt, the pitcher emerged,
With channels nine and Tattvas eighteen.
469: Lord Placed the Six Adharas
You know not the six centers within;
You realise not the great good that wells therein;
You seek not the Siddhis within them;
The fleshy body is but of ten senses made
470: Lord Placed Divine Jnana in Cranium
He fashioned this body,
Into that body He breathed life;
And set gates nine;
And then into the lotus-like cranium
He lit the Fire (of Divine Jnana),
The Lord made these,
And Him I salute in endearment intense.