भूतादिपादव्यपदेशोपपत्तेश्चैवम् ॥ २७ ॥
bhūtādipādavyapadeśopapatteścaivam || 27 ||
bhūtādipādavyapadeśa—The representation of beings etc. as feet; upapatteḥ—is possible; ca—also; evam—thus.
26. Thus also (we have to conclude,. viz. that Brahman is the topic of the previous passage, where Gayatri occurs) because (thus only) the representation of the beings etc. as the feet (of Gayatri) is possible.
The beings, earth, body, and heart can be feet only of Brahman and not of Gayatri, the metre— a mere collection of syllables. See Ch. 3. 12. 2-4.. So by Gayatri is here meant Brahman as connected with the metre Gayatri. It is this Brahman so particularized by Gayatri that is said to be the self of all in the text, “Gayatri is everything” etc. This same Brahman is again recognised as ‘light’ in Chh. 3. 13. 7.