Lawmaker of Universe

Published on April 13, 2015 11:13:13 AM
250. SISHTAKRIT – One who commands
Sishtam is Sasanam – Law. The suffix ‘krit’ is used in the sense of protection also. Some roots which have general meaning are used in the special sense. For example, in ‘Kuru Kasthani (make fuel), Kuru is used in the sense of ‘fetch’. In the same way, in ‘Sishta Krit’, Krit has the meaning of protection. He is the law maker of the Universe. He protects the virtuous ones. He makes all devotes eminent. We find 16 words in the Vishnu Sahasranama ending with the suffix ‘krit’.

They are – ‘Kama Krit’ (295), Kritanta Krit (537), Krodha Krit (315), Dharma Krit (476), Naika Karma Krit (469), Priya Krit (874), Brahma Krit (662), Bhaya Krit (833), Bhoota Krit (5), Yajna Krit (977), Yajnanta Krit (981), Yugadi Krit (300), Sishta Krit (250), Sanyasa Krit (580), Swasti Krit (902) and Kshema Krit (599). In all these words, His activity is indicated. The original meaning of ‘kri’ is ‘to do’, ‘to make’ or ‘to cause’. Hence ‘krit’ means doer, maker and causer. 251. SUCHI: Impeccable The word ‘Suchi’ means pure, holy, undefiled, honest, auspicious, upright, sacred and virtuous.

We have already come across this in name number 155. He is without ‘anjana’ (spot) and hence ‘Niranjana’. He is without blemish and stainless. He who makes all people endowed with auspicious qualities and fit to be with Him. His purity and effulgence are natural to Him and not induced by any an external agency. In the 10th Sloka in the prelude, his impeccability is described- ‘He is the purest of the pure, the most favourite of all that is auspicious, the divine Lord of the celestials and the creator of all beings’.

‘He is the holiest of holy waters and sacred places. When the Supreme power is meditated upon, seen, sung, praised, worshipped, remembered, prostrated to, He destroys all sins. Hence He is purest of the pure’.
‘By bestowing proper knowledge of the Self, He entirely destroys the actions (Karma) of the Nature of Pure (good) or opposite that leads to the bondage of samsara and its cause (ajnana). So He is called purest of the pure.