a-karenocyate visnuh / srir u-karena kathyate
ma-karas tu tayor dasah / panca-vimsah prakirtitah
In the mantra om] the letter a signifies Lord Visnu, the letter u signifies the goddess Sri, and the letter m refers to their servant, who is the twenty-fifth element.' The twenty-fifth element is the jiva, the living being."Lord Shiva then said, "The creation of the material world is made possible by the external energy of the Lord, known as Avidya (igno¬rance), Prakriti (energy), Maya (illusion), Gunatrayamayi (consisting of three modes- sattva, rajas and tamas), and Sanatani (eternal energy)."On the boundary of the material nature is the Viraja river. On one side is the material nature, and on the other side is the spiritual nature, which is called Tripada-vibhuti."