Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 20 Oct 2011 08:50 and updated at 20 Oct 2011 08:50


Katha 2.2.15. There the Sun shines not, nor do the Moon and the Stars, nor do these lightnings. How (then) can this fire (shine)? Everything shines after Him that shines. By His light shines all this.
Taittariya 1.5.1,2: Bhuh, Bhuvah, Suvah these three, indeed, are the Vyahritis. Of them Mahacamasya knew a fourth one Maha by name. It is Brahman; it is the Self. The other gods are the limbs. Bhuh, indeed, is this world. Bhuvah is the intermediate space. Suvah is the other world. Maha is the Sun; through the Sun, indeed, do all the worlds flourish. Bhuh, indeed is the fire. Bhuvah is the air. Suvah is the Sun. Maha is the Moon; through the Moon, indeed, all the luminaries flourish. Bhuh, indeed, is the Rig Veda. Bhuvah is the Sama Veda. Suvah is the Yajur Veda.
Taittariya 1.7.1: The Earth, Sky, Heaven, the primary quarters, and the intermediate quarters; fire, air, the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars; water, herbs, trees, Sky, and Virat these relate to natural factors. Then follow the individual ones: Prana, Vyana, Apana, Udana and Samana; the eye, the ear, the mind, speech and sense of touch; skin, flesh, muscles, bones and marrow. Having imagined these thus, the seer said, All this is constituted by five factors; one fills up the (outer) fivefold ones by the (individual) fivefold ones.
Aitareya 1.1.4: He deliberated with regard to Him (i.e. Virat of the human form). As He (i.e. Virat) was being deliberated on, His (i.e. Virat mouth parted, just as an egg does. From the mouth emerged speech; from speech came Agni. The nostrils parted; from the nostrils came out the sense of smell; from the sense of smell came Vayu (air). The two eyes parted; from the eyes emerged the sense of sight; from the sense of sight came the Sun. The two ears parted; from the ears came the sense of hearing; from the sense of hearing came the Directions. The skin emerged; from the skin came out hair (i.e. the sense of touch associated with hair); from the sense of touch came the Herbs and Trees. The heart took shape; from the heart issued the internal organ (mind); from the internal organ came the Moon. The navel parted; from the navel came out the organ of ejection; from the organ of ejection issued Death. The seat of the procreative organ parted; from that came the procreative organ; from the procreative organ came out Water.
Aitareya 1.2.4: Agni entered into the mouth taking the form of the organ of speech; Vayu entered into the nostrils assuming the form of the sense of smell; the Sun entered into the eyes as the sense of sight; the Directions entered into the ears by becoming the sense of hearing; the Herbs and Trees entered into the skin in the form of hair (i.e. the sense of touch); the Moon entered into the heart in the shape of the mind; Death entered into the navel in the form of Apana (i.e. the vital energy that presses down); Water entered into the limb of generation in the form of semen (i.e. the organ of procreation).
Prashna 1.5: The Sun is verily Prana; and food is verily the Moon. Whatever is gross or subtle is but food. The gross, as distinguished from that (subtle), is certainly food (of the subtle).
Prashna 1.9: The year is verily the Lord of creatures. Of Him there are two Courses, the Southern and the Northern. As to that, those, who follow, in that way, the sacrifices and public good etc., that are products of action, conquer the very world of the Moon. It is they who come back. (Since this is so), hence these seers of Heaven, who are desirous of progeny, attain the Southern Course. That which is the Course of the Manes is verily food.
Prashna 1.15: This being so, those who undertake the well known vow of the Lord of all creatures, beget both sons and daughters. For them alone is this world of the Moon in whom there are the vows and continence, and in whom is found for ever avoidance of falsehood.
Prashna 5.4: Now gain, if he meditates on Aum with the help of the second letter, he becomes identified with the mind. By the Yajur mantras he is lifted to the intermediate space, the world of the Moon. Having experienced greatness in the lunar world, he turns round again.
Mundaka 2.1.4: The indwelling Self of all is surely He of whom the Heaven is the head, the Moon and Sun are the two eyes, the directions are the two ears, the revealed Vedas are the speech, air is the vital force, the whole Universe is the heart, and (It is He) from whose two feet emerged the Earth.
Mundaka 2.1.5: From Him emerges the fire (i.e. Heaven) of which the fuel is the Sun. From the Moon emerges cloud, and (from cloud) the herbs and corns on the Earth. A man sheds the semen into a Woman. From the Purusha have originated many creatures.
Mundaka 2.1.6: From Him (emerge) the Rik, Sama and Yajur mantras, initiation, all the sacrifices whether with or without the sacrificial stake offerings to Brahmanas, the year, the sacrificer, and the worlds where the Moon sacrifices (all) and where the Sun (shines).
Mundaka 2.2.10: There the Sun does not shine, nor the Moon or the Stars; nor do these flashes of lightning shine there. How can this fire do so Everything shines according as He does so; by His light all this shines diversely.

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