Srimad Bhagavadgita Sadhaka Sanjivani -Swami Ramsukhdas
Link:—Now Lord Krsna, in the verses eighth to twelfth, declares that He Himself becomes all the manifestations.
raso'hamapsu kaunteya prabhasmi sasisuryayoh
O son of Kann! I am the taste in water, radiance in the moon and the sun; I am the sacred syllable Om, in the Vedas, sound in
ether, and manliness, in men. 8
- The causes of the five gross elements—earth, water, fire, air and ether are respectively smell, taste, form, touch and sound which are called five Tanmatra (seeds). These five seeds can't be known by senses and mind but they are only assumed by hearing the ncsipncren. The evolutes of these five seeds are also smelt, taste, form, touch and sound which can be known by senses and mind.
- ln subtle element fire there are two powers—radiance (brilliance) and combustion (burning). Radiance is called 'Prabh'a' and combustion is known as Teja'. The power of radian an function without the power of combustion as in gems and the moon, but the power of combustion can't function without radiance. Here in this verse there is predominance of radiance while in the ninth verse this chapter there is predominance of the power of combustion. So there the term Tea' has been used. The sun and fire possess both of these powers while in the moon them is only radiance, and instead of combustion there is mildness.