The cosmic egg is called Brahmanda or Hiranyagarbha in Hindu scriptures.
The cosmic egg represents the manifest but undivided state of the universe. All the beings, objects, forces, thoughts, emotions, etc. come out of the cosmic egg. This happens after it assumes the three-fold nature of Satwa, Rajas, and Tamas.
Mahabharata is a divine work. It is a narration about the events of an age when Gods and Rishis directly mingled with men. People were much more righteous and happier then. Through the battle of Kurukshetra, it is established that dharma always triumphs over adharma. Mahabharata is India's history.
So, there was only an egg at the beginning of the Kalpa, which was Parabrahma himself or Parabrahma itself. From that everything else originated. Prajapati, Brahma, Brihaspati, Sthanu, Manu, arameshti, Prachetasas, Daksha, Daksha’s seven sons, twenty one Prajapatis comprising of seven Rishis and fourteen Manus. You will see that these terms Prajapati, Brahma, Manu repeating themselves. They are like creators at various planes or various stages of creation. In Vedic literature, you will find that these names are....
So, there was only an egg at the beginning of the Kalpa, which was
Parabrahma himself or Parabrahma itself.
From that everything else originated.
Prajapati, Brahma, Brihaspati, Sthanu, Manu, arameshti, Prachetasas, Daksha, Daksha’s seven sons, twenty one Prajapatis comprising of seven Rishis and fourteen Manus.
You will see that these terms Prajapati, Brahma, Manu repeating themselves.
They are like creators at various planes or various stages of creation.
In Vedic literature, you will find that these names are often used interchangeably and sometimes with very specific scope and meaning.
We are not getting into that now.
For the time being, it is sufficient to understand that creation took place at various levels and in stages involving various entities like Brahma,
Prajapati, Manus, and Rishis.
They all played their parts in creation.
From this egg only even the one called Purusha, Aprameya because he can not be understood fully, who has taken avatara as Matsya, Kurma, whose manifestations are the eight Vasus, Viswedevas, and twelve Adityas and the Aswini Devas,that is Vishnu.
He also came from that single egg only.
What you have to understand is that all these Gods are not even separate from each other or different from each other.
They all have a common source.
From that single egg only came Yakshas, Sadhyas, Pishachas, Guhyakas, Pitrus, and Brahmarshis, Rajarshis, water, heaven, earth, air, atmosphere, and space, space spread along the eight directions, they all came out from that single egg only.
This is about space and beings, even time which manifests as day, fortnight, month, year, seasons that also came from that egg only.
And when pralaya comes they all go back or are withdrawn into where they all came from.
When the season of mangos comes, first mango flowers appear, then the mangos.
Then they ripen, after some time they are gone.
There is nothing for the next eight or nine months,
Then they come back again.
This creation-sustenance-dissolution cycle is also like that.
They all come, stay for some time, then they all go back.
This is like a wheel that keeps on rotating on and on and on.
It never stops.
This should be clear in the mind; when we say egg, we are only talking about srishti within a Kalpa.
This is not the absolute beginning.
There is no absolute beginning.
We are only describing creation-sustenance-dissolution within a Kalpa that is 4.32 billion years.
Parabrahma is there even before and after.
Whatever is there forever is called Parabrahma.
So this creation-sustenance-dissolution is only a mini-event in the whole story.
And within this mini-event, in one of the universes among crores of universes, in a minuscule part called earth, for a small period called a few years, see how much over importance we are giving to people, happenings, theories, concepts.
The whole purpose of Mahabharata presenting this about the creation is that we should understand the scale.
We should understand how seriously we should and we should not take our individual lives.
Think about a huge corporate with a turnover of say 50,000 crores.
In some department, someone buys something and pays 5 rupees more than the actual value of whatever is bought.
Will this impact the balance sheet of the company?
Will this impact the health of the company?
Will it really matter?
But at that level, the matter will be looked into.
The concerned employee will be reprimanded.
It has importance at a certain level, but at some other level, it doesn’t.
This should be clear in the mind.
Whatever we take so seriously, boast about, brag about, complain about, are happy about, are disgusted about, how insignificant they are in the scale of the universe or universes with trillions of events happening every moment.
This you should be able to conceive, with your mind.
What is behind arrogance?
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