any expression of awareness, the universe was in a state of
<2>This state of
"Be"-ness was an
omnipotent state, capable of creating and being created, like a
sleeping human, which has the potential to become awakened and is
able to do things in the awake state.
universe was in this state because the
three gunas were in
a passive or balanced (symmetric) state ()
and had not come to their operative positions. They were in a latent
state, or unreleased.
the figure above, the circle in the middle represents the universe,
and the dark shadow in the background represents the inability of
mind to comprehend
In the beginning was the Word, and
the Word was with
the Word was
The same was in the beginning with
All things were made by him; and without
him was not any thing made that was made.
intuitive desire to become aware was created in the
desire is the out-going power of the
when the same power (prana)
is directed inwardly, it becomes imagination and will. <6>Through this outward
direction of the
guna (desire), the balance of the
forces became disturbed and the operative powers of the
three gunas became active (Prakrti).
of the operative influence of the
satva guna (the
sentient force) and with the presence
tama guna, an
awareness of "I
know" or "I
appeared and spread in the universe. <8>The
first part of the Ego was evolved.
of the operative influence of the second guna (raja
mutative force) with the presence of
tama guna, the
feeling of "I
do" or "I
am the doer also" was created and
spread in the universe. <10>This
brought the second part of the Ego into play.
<11>By the release of the operative power
tama guna (static,
the fine ethereal factor was evolved, and memory came into play.
<12>So the third
and last stage came into existence, and the third and last part of
the Ego was completed. The sense of "I
have done" (memory) was awakened and
spread in the universe. <13>The
feeling of "I" as a separate entity was concluded.
<14>The dot in the middle of the circle
above symbolizes the first sign of awareness in the universe and the
invocation of the
three gunas into
the operative stage as the three
expression of awareness was a vibration, which is sound. This sound
vibration is "The
creative force in the universe. <16>It
has been with
God and all things
are made by Him.
<17>With the release of the operative
powers of the
three gunas, many
different parts of the universe felt separated from the rest.
<18>Also, the first
were evolved (a
is the expression of the Divine through the manifested universe, as
an entity separate from the rest of the universe). With this, a
great chaos was created in the universe, and great forces were
released. The entire universe came to be in a violent state.