Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha,
Namaskaram Vikram Swami & Komal Srinivasan Swami,
With Acharya ThiruvAdi Bhalam and Sri Velukkudi Swami’s Aasirvadham, adiyen will share based on some research as to why Nithya Vibhoothi (Spiritual world) is referred 3/4th and Leela Vibhoothi (Material world) is referred as 1/4th though it is understood and agreeed by all BhagavAtas that SriVaikuntam is LImiteless and cannot be measured, then why it is not said as “many times bigger”, why inform a particular numeric like 3/4 & 1/4, why it is not 2/3 & 1/3 etc…. so on…… The reason as follows,
For this we have to deep divine in Upanishad’s other vaakyams and other Veda Sutrams, which adiyen did some research with With Acharya ThiruvAdi Bhalam and Sri Velukkudi Swami’s Aasirvadham. So adiyen request Velukkudi Swami to confirm if adiyen’s explanation is correct.
Brahmam “Supreme ParamAthma’s” Every things in Vedas/Upanishads are Primarily divided in to FOUR QUARTERS, though there could more sub divisions based on these primary four divisions, like ONE FOOT (Padha) of Brahmam is subdivided into four quarters
‘1) East, West, North, South is One Foot (Padha) of Brahmam comprising of these four quarters is called as Prakasavat (shining).
‘2) Earth, Sky, Divine, Ocean, is One Foot (Padha) of Brahmam comprising of these four quarters is called as Anantavat (endless).
‘3) Fire, Sun, Moon, Lightning is One Foot (Padha) of Brahmam comprising of these four quarters is called as Jyotishmat (luminous).
‘4) Four Quarters of Yugas : Krita, Tretha, Dwapara, Kali is One Foot (Padha) of Brahmam comprising of these four quarters
‘5) Four Quarters of Vedas : Rig, Sama, Yajur, Atharva is One Foot (Padha) of Brahmam comprising of these four quarters
‘8) so on.
Now, the next question that will arise is, where it is said in Upanishad about Brahmam’s ONE Foot (Padha) is to be considered as FOUR Quarters for each entities..?
For this we have to refer Chandogya Upanishad sutram 24,
jyotih-of the jyotih; carana-of the feet; abhidhanat– because of the mention.
Now, the question that will pop-up again is how jyothi can have feet?. So, we have to understand jyothi here means “PARA-BRAHMAM (Supreme Sriman NarayanA)“. The pure reason is because, the UPANISHAD’s ONLY TALKS ABOUT BRAHMAM and NO ONE ELSE.
After this basic understanding of the Four Quarters of Brahmam’s ONE Foot description, we need to refer back to Sri Velukkudi Swami’s Enpani #1724 slokam from Chandogya Upanishad
तावानस्य महिमा ततो ज्यायांश्च पूरुषः । पादोऽस्य सर्वा भूतानि त्रिपादस्यामृतं दिवीति
tāvān-asya mahimā tato jyāyāṃśca pūruṣaḥ | pādah-asya sarvā bhootāni tri-pād asyāmṛtaṃ divīti
Tāvān, like this;
asya mahimā, its glory;
tataḥ jyāyān ca puruṣaḥ, that [i.e., the glory] of the puruṣa [i.e., Brahman, who fills the whole world] is still greater;
pādaḥ-asya sarvā [i.e., sarvāṇi] bhootāni, all things constitute one quarter foot of him;
tri-pād asya, [the remaining] three quarters of HIS feet;
amṛtam divi, are like nectar in Spiritual world.
“The Supreme Personality of Godhead “PARA-BRAHMAM “is full of glory and opulence. His one foot quarter (1/4th) is all material elements (Prakrutha prakruthi/Achit’s) and all living entities (BhaddAthmas/Chits), and His three feet quarters (3/4th மும்மடங்க்கு ) are the eternal spiritual world (Aprakrutha prakruthi, NithyAthmas, MukAthmas).”
So when Supreme Brahmam’s One Foot (4 quarter’s) itself is not definable, HOW can we define the whole Brahmam. HE IS Anantavat (ENDLESS). That’s what Swami said in crisp in Enpani #1724 with breakdown meaning as said above. Hence, other limits like 2/3rd etc….is not used to define, because of the other MANY references seen with 4 Quarters on other entities of Brahmam’s One Foot correlating Yugas, DIrections etc…..
Adiyen (ElayaAlwar) Srinivasa (DhoddayacharyAr) Dasan.