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Can Somebody explain me, what are the four Quarters of Purusha? As mentioned in the Sukta, I've been searching for a valid concrete answer for a long time, However I've personally come to certain conclusions(I maybe wrong). That सोऽयमात्मा चतुष्पात्- That Atman has four Quarters, a verse from Mandukya Upanishad, As Atman is Interchangeably referred as Purusha in the Upanishads, So maybe Vaishvanara, Taijasa, Praajna, And Turiya must be the four Quarters. To make my conclusions I refer some reference of Rangaramanuja muni's Bhashya

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From:-

यद्वा भगवद्व्यूहाभिप्राय पादोस्य विश्वा भूतानित्यादि

Translation :- Herein is the shloka from "पादोस्य विश्वा भूतानि" and rest(related to four Quarters of Purusha) are referring to the four Vyuha forms of the Lord.

I also refer some verses from the rîg vèdic Sämänya Vèdänta ūpanishad called Müdgala ūpanishad.

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From:-

महापुरुष आत्मानं चतुर्धा कृत्वा त्रिपादेन परमे व्योम्नी चासीत् to स च पादनारायणो जगत्स्रष्टुं प्रकृतिमजनयत्

Translation :- The Great Purusha having divided himself into fourfold Quarters the rest three shines in the celestial empyrean's to and he (Aniruddha) the Fourth Quarter form of Narayan creates the world by forebearing Prakriti.

In both of these reference it concludes that fourth Quarter of Purusha is the fourth Vyuha form of Narayana - Aniruddha, who then Creates the Manifest world by forebearing Prakriti, While the rest three vyuha's are the rest three quarters of the supreme purusha.

Now Here we too see, that there are citations of some pänchrätra ägama's that Four Vyuhas forms of Näräyañ also represent the four states of Ätmä.

And also Please refer the screenshot here

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Here there's a line that says:-

अस्य व्यूहवासदेवस्य परवासुदेवेन समस्तप्रणवरूपेणातिसन्निकृष्टैक्यसूचनार्थमोङ्कार इति समस्तनिर्देश

Translation :- Hereby is advised that Paravasudeva's all Vyuha forms are perceived as one with (The Four Phases with four respective Vyuhas's) of Omkara. ~ Rangaramanuja muni's Mandukyopnishat Bhashya.

So my question is:-

  • Are really the four Quarters of Purusha as mentioned in the Purusha Sukta are the four Quarters of Atma, As They're referred and correlated by the same entities--->The Vyuha's of lord Vishnu ? From a Bhashya reference and even from a Upanishad(Which Also marks it's presence in Muktika list).

  • If so, but then the Sukta says that Manifest world which forms the fourth Quarter of Purusha, Only gets created and desolated again and again, while the rest three quarters shines above as Immortal spiritual realms, but on the contrary, in four quarters of Atman the first two(viz Vishva and Taijasa) gets created and desolated again and again, especially Taijasa, as per our daily experiences.

  • Please use OCR and copy the text from images into text. Images are blocked in some browsers and imgur is blocked in some countries. Posting only images confuses users and they are low quality. – Sarvabhouma Mar 12 '18 at 3:23
  • @Sarvabhouma I'm new here could you guide me what's an OCR and what to do with the Images? – Indranil Amal Dutta Mar 12 '18 at 3:41
  • Sure Read Use OCR to post questions and answers from PDFs which are not text searchable. OCR means Optical character recognition. You can convert the text in the images you uploaded and write normally. – Sarvabhouma Mar 12 '18 at 3:48
  • @IndranilAmalDutta not sure about the right answer but from what I understand, the three quarters may actually refer to the Spiritual Creation as talked about by Gaudiya Vaishnavas while the fourth part is the material creation which begins with the appearance of Karanodakshayi Vishnu – Dr. Vineet Aggarwal Jun 4 '18 at 9:41
  • @Keshav Srinivasan dear, I would like to hear your answer. – Indranil Amal Dutta Jun 5 '18 at 2:26

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