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Brhadharanyaka Upanishad - Sloka 1.4.16 and 1.4.17

Background The Sloka 1.4 of Brhadharanyaka Upanishad traces the evolution (ati-sRsti) from Atma's ichha to split Purusha to the evolution of manuSya.

This evolution is a series of 'Pancha mahA yajnA' which I talked about earlier (1).

Brahma Yajna, which is the Cosmic inflation epoch, Deva Yajna which is upto Quark Epoch, Bhuta Yajna which is upto Matter domination epoch, Pitr Yajna which is upto evolution of macromolecules that have desire to have offspring (and hence called Pitr) and manuSya yajna which is upto evolution of Human beings (who can reside in a place and grow food).
The pancha mahA yajnA In each of the Yajna, there is a Purusha which is 'dark', 'invisible', 'witnessing', 'catalytic' and not taking part. There is a pazu, which is the visible part. The visible part undergoes the sacrifice. The result of the Yajna (sacrifice), the Havis, is newer forms that did not exist before.

In Brahma Yajna, Purusha is dark energy that does n…

Brhadharanyaka Upanishad - Sloka 1.4.15 and 16

Background Atman establishes Purusha and Stri. The empty space is filled with Stri. Stri are background oscillations of energy that fill the vacuum. Purusha is the 'dark' component (dark energy). On top of the stri that fills the vacuum, brahman manifests first.

Brahman is the process of evolution. This brahman, the process of evolution is inside of everything. It is ati-sRsti, the super-creation, in which higher and higher order beings evolve from lower order matter and beings.

The Atman manifests as Izvara, the virtual binding between all manifestations, make them interact and evolve. But for evolution, this binding has to be between independent 'self'. It cannot be like a domesticated cattle which becomes dependent on manuSya.

An example from science domain is the EM binding in an atom and strong force binding in Quark-Gluon Plasma. The EM binding mediated by virtual  photons between proton and electron enables them to retain the 'self' (their identity), …

Brhadharanyaka Upanishad - Sloka 1.4.11 to 1.4.14

Background Atman establishes Purusha and Stri. The empty space is filled with Stri. Stri are background oscillations of energy that fill the vacuum.  Purusha is the 'dark' component (dark energy). On top of the stri that fills the vacuum, brahman manifests first.

Brahman is the process of evolution. This brahman, the process of evolution is inside of everything. It is ati-sRsti, the super-creation,  in which higher and higher order beings evolve from lower order matter and beings.

The Atman manifests as Izvara, the virtual binding between all manifestations, make them interact and evolve. But for evolution, this binding has to be between independent 'self'. It cannot be like a domesticated cattle which becomes dependent on manuSya.

The process of evolution embedded in Stri, then evolves kSatra (Energy/power) , Vizam (dwelling/mass)  and Zudra (physically nourishing).  This is how the social classification of humans into Ksatriyas, Vaizyas and Zudras evolved. Let's…