A Quote by Vishnu Pura-na on eternal, core, intrinsic principal, and cause
0 Transcendent Self! We bow to you as the Cause of causes,
the Principal shape beyond compare,
beyond Nature (pradhana) and Intellect.
0 All-powerful (Bhagavan)! We bow to your shape
which the seers alone perceive and in which is found
no white nor other colour, no length nor other dimension,
no density nor other quality.
Purer than purity it stands
beyond the sphere of quality.
We bow to you, the birthless, the indestructible,
outside whom there is but nothingness.
You are the ever-present within all things,
as the intrinsic principle of all.
We bow to you, resplendent Indweller (Vasudeva)! the seed of all
You stand changeless, unsullied.
The Supreme stage is your core, the Universe your shape.
You are the unborn, Eternal.
Translation by Alain Danielou, in his Hindu Polytheism (New York: Bollingen Series LXXIII, 1964).PP. 367-8
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