TEXT 5
namo vijnana-viryaya
mayayedam upeyuse
grhita-guna-bhedaya
namas te ívyakta-yonaye
SYNONYMS
namah—respectful obeisances; vijnana-viryaya—O original source of strength and scientific knowledge; mayaya—by the external energy; idam—this body of Brahma; upeyuse—having obtained; grhita—accepting; guna-bhedaya—the differentiated mode of passion; namah te—offering obeisances unto you; avyakta—unmanifested; yonaye—source.
TRANSLATION
O original source of strength and scientific knowledge, all obeisances unto you! You have accepted the differentiated mode of passion from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. With the help of external energy you are born of the unmanifested source. All obeisances unto you!
PURPORT
The Vedas are the original scientific knowledge for all departments of understanding, and this knowledge of the Vedas was first impregnated into the heart of Brahma by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore Brahma is the original source of all scientific knowledge. He is born directly from the transcendental body of Garbhodakasayi Visnu, who is never seen by any creature of this material universe and therefore always remains unmanifested. Brahma is stated here to be born of the unmanifested. He is the incarnation of the mode of passion in material nature, which is the separated, external energy of the Supreme Lord.

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