Purushottam Yoga :- SHLOK 02
2. Below and above are its branches spread nourished by the gunas, senseobjects its buds ; and below in the world of man stretch forth the roots ending in action.From man down to unmoving objects below, and from him up to the abode of. Brahma, the Creator of the Universe; whatever regions are attained as the suitable reward of knowledge and action; each varying according to the character of knowledge or of action; they are the spreading branches as it were of that Tree ; they are nourished and fattened by the gunas of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas, which form their material basis (upadana). The senseobjects such as sound are the buds, as it were, sprouting from the branches of the physical and other bodies which are the result of actions.The Highest Root of the Tree of samsara has been mentioned already, and now will be mentioned the secondary roots as it were (of the universe), as leading to acts of dharma or adharma: viz the latent impressions (vasanas) of the feelings of attachment and aversion, etc which were caused by the fruits of actions. These roots are spread in this world of man below below the regions of Devas and the like and. give rise to acts of dharma and adharma, these acts springing up on the upspringing of those vasanas. Those roots are spread especially in the world of man. It,is while here, as is wellknown to all, that men concern themselves with action Cut the Tree and seek the Goal.And as to the Tree of samsara just described.
Sri Shankaracharaya
2. They have grown from Gunas, budding out from objects. Because of Karmas this has side-roots (i.e·Vaasanas) blossomed in the world of human beings (Manushya Loka).
Sri. Gangolli D.B
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