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THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE BHAGAVAD-GITA

this clearer, I may point out that this light is symbolised as Gayatri. You know Gayatri is not Prakrti. It is considered as the light of the Logos, and in order to convey to our minds a definite image, it is represented as the light of the sun. But the sun from which it springs is not the physical sun that we see, but the central sun of the light of wisdom. This light is further called the Mahachaitanyam of the whole cosmos. It is the life of the whole of nature. It will be observed that what manifests itself as light, as consciousness, and as force, is just one and the same energy. All the various kinds of forces that we know of, all the various modes of consciousness with which we are acquainted, and life manifested in every kind of organism, are but the manifestations of one and the same power, that power being the one that springs from the Logos originally. It will have to be surveyed in all those aspects, because the part that it really plays in the cosmos is one of considerable importance.

As far as we have gone we have arrived at, firstly, Parabrahmam; secondly, Ishvara; thirdly, the light manifested through Ishvara, which is called Daiviprakrti in the Bhagavad-Gita, and lastly that Mulaprakrti which seems to be, as I have said, a veil thrown over Parabrahmam. Now creation or evolution is commenced by the intellectual energy of the Logos. The universe in its infinite details and with its wonderful laws, does not spring into existence by mere