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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 2,413 pages of information about The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3.
never shrinks from anything, who is unvanquished, who is only Mind (without a physical frame), who is known only by name, who is the Lord of Brahman himself, who has completed all the vows and observances mentioned in the Vedas,[1821] who is the Hansa (bearer of the triple stick), who is the Parama-hansa (divested of stick), who is the foremost of all sacrifices, who is Sankhya-yoga, who is the embodiment of the Sankhya philosophy, who dwells in all Jivas, who lives in every heart, who resides in every sense, who floats on the ocean-water, who lives in the Vedas, who lies on the lotus (the image of the egg whence the universe has sprung), who is the Lord of the universe, and whose troops go everywhere for protecting his worshippers.  Thou takest birth as all creatures.  Thou art the origin of the universe (of all creatures).  Thy mouth is fire.  Thou art that fire which courses through the waters of the ocean, issuing out all the while from an Equine head.  Thou art the sanctified butter that is poured into the sacrificial fire.  Thou art the car-driver (fire or heat that impels the body and causes it to live and grow).  Thou art Vashat.  Thou art the syllable Om.  Thou art Penances.  Thou art Mind.  Thou art Chandramas.  Thou sanctifiest the sacrificial butter.  Thou art the Sun.  Thou art the Dikgajas (Elephants) that are sanctioned in the four cardinal points of the compass.  Thou illuminest the cardinal points of the compass.  Thou illuminest the subsidiary points also.  Thou art the Equine head.  Thou art the first three mantras of the Rig Veda.  Thou art the protector of the several orders of men (viz., Brahmanas, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, and Sudras).  Thou art the five fires (beginning with Garhapatya).  Thou art He who has thrice ignited the sacrificial fire called Nachi.[1822] Thou art the refuge of the six limbs (viz., the Vedas).[1823] Thou art the foremost of those Brahmanas that are employed in singing the Samans in sacrifices and other religious rites.  Thou art Pragjyotish, and thou art he who sings the first Saman.[1824] Thou art the observer of those vows that depend upon the Vedas and that are observed by singers of Samanas.  Thou art the embodiment of the Upanishad, called by the name of Atharvasiras.  Thou art he who is the topic of the five foremost of scriptures (viz., those that appertain to the worship of Surya, of Sakti, of Ganesa, of Siva, and of Vishnu).  Thou art called the preceptor that subsists only on the froth of water.  Thou art a Valikhilya.[1825] Thou art the embodiment of him who has not fallen away from Yoga.  Thou art the embodiment of correctness of judgment of reasoning.  Thou art the beginning of the Yugas, thou art the middle of the Yugas and thou art their end.  Thou art Akhandala (Indra).  Thou art the two Rishis Prachina-garbha and Kausika.  Thou art Purusthuta, thou art Puruhuta, thou art the artificer of the universe.  Thou hast the universe for thy form.  Thy motions are infinite.  Thy bodies are infinite; thou art without end and without
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