Tirumantiram is more than 3000 verses in Tamil written by Tirumular in about 5th Century. In the 1st verse of Tirumantiram he writes:
1: One Is Many
The One is He, the Two His sweet Grace, In Three He stood, in all the Four witnessed, The Five He conquered, the Six He filled, The Seven Worlds pervades, manifests the Eight And so remains.
How are the figures one, two, three, ..etc. interpreted here?
In my speculation:
One = Param Shivam
Two= Shiva and Shakti
Three = 'Jeeva, Jagat and Ishwara' or 'Pati, Pashu and Pasha' or 'Sthoola, Karana and Sookshma'
Four = Jagrat, Swapna, Shushupti and Turiya.
Five = Five senses or Pancha Chakra of Kãla.
Six = No Idea
Seven = Seven worlds.
Eight = AshtaMurti forms mentioned in Brahmanas of Vedas.
Some points may match with my speculation above. Also I have no idea about some figures above.
So, are there any commentaries or interpretation of 1st verse of Tirumantiram by someone ?