After Creation of Guardians
After inception of the worlds and their guardians, God thought of creating food for them.
Having resolved so He directed His Will to water and the water yielded a body of food.
The food tried to escape the guardians for whom it was created.
Then the Primordial Being tried to grasp it by sense of speech but failed to do so.
Had he been able to do so, he would have been satiated by merely uttering the word “food”.
Then he (the primordial being) attempted to hold it through prana but failed to do so.
Had he been able to do so, he would have been satiated merely by absorption of food through prana.
Then he made effort to accept the food through sense of sight but failed to do so.
Had he been able to do so, he would have been satiated just by looking at food.
Then he tried to receive food through sense of hearing but failed to do so.
Had he been able to do that, he would have been satiated merely by hearing the word “food”.
He also tried to absorb food through the skin/dermis but failed to do so.
Had he been able to do that, he would have been satiated merely by touching the food.
Then he tried to imbibe it through mind but couldn’t do that.
Had he been able to do that, he would have been satiated merely by thinking of food.
Then he attempted to hold it through phallus but failed to do so.
Had he been able to do that, he would have been satiated merely by expelling it.
Ultimately he tried to accept the food riding on ‘apan’ by mouth and succeeded.
The Apan energy controls ingestion of food and sustains life.
Then God wondered how would this Primordial being will survive without Him.
He thought about where to enter this Being from.
He contemplated that it would defeat the purpose if the Being speaks through tongue, enlivens through prana, sees with eyes, hears through ears, touches with skin, thinks through the mind, ingests through apana and expels through phallus without His intervention.
Considering these factors He felt that His entry into the being will not be through lower parts of the body.
Thus He decided to penetrate the body through the palate dome of head/mouth which controls eyes, throat and heart.
Having entered the body, God accepted the guardian elements as His own. He declared that there is nothing beside Him there. Thus He accepted the being as his own form.
Thus One who resides in all beings came to be known as Idandra. Mediated by sensory perceptions, the knowledgeable ones call Him as Indra. The angels can-not be perceived directly. They can be perceived through the senses only.
(Aitareya Upanishad continues….)