ksut-pipase tatah syatam
samudras tv etayor abhut
athasya hrdayam bhinnam
hrdayan mana utthitam
ksut-pipase—hunger and thirst; tatah—then; syatam—appeared; samudrah—the ocean; tu—then; etayoh—in their wake; abhut—appeared; atha—then; asya—of the universal form; hrdayam—a heart; bhinnam—appeared; hrdayat—from the heart; manah—the mind; utthitam—appeared.
Next grew feelings of hunger and thirst, and in their wake came the manifestation of the oceans. Then a heart became manifest, and in the wake of the heart the mind appeared.
The ocean is considered to be the presiding deity of the abdomen, where the feelings of hunger and thirst originate. When there is an irregularity in hunger and thirst, one is advised, according to Ayur-vedic treatment, to take a bath in the ocean.
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