the disyllabic word, though appears short and common place - uttered
by one and all, and heard day in and day out, its significance is
beyond explanation and explication. Although it means 'Subham'
- auspiciousness, it encompasses the widest spiritual world and
enshrines in itself the quintessence of the Hindu theism in its
prestine form and fullest splendour. It is a shortened form,
standing for Maheswar, one of the TRIO, holding the august office of
LAYA - dissolution of the life of the created beings.
And he is the
Ultimate reality and equated with Parabrahman as referred to in the
Upanishads. It is this paratattva that comprises an
inexhaustible wealth of meaning that explains the cause of cosmos.
It transcends the three principal gunas - sublime, passion and
ignorance satvarajastamastrigunateeta. It is ever
auspiciousnityamangala; ever blissful - sadasukhaprada; and ever
consoling - nitya sampritikara. It is eternal - sanathana; the cause
of all causes - sarvakaranakaraka; protector of worlds -Jagadrakshaka;
and bestower of emancipation - mokshapradayaka.