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This illustration, drawn by Pandit Motilal Shastri, represents the process of creation and five dimensions of the universe.

The five orbs represent the five dimensions of the universe and in these dimensions reside the process of creation itself.

The first orb is that of Prajapati which is infused with prana (life-force), is svayambhu (created by itself) and abhu (the unchanging core of every existence).

Prajapati is the fundamental source of creation, and the first dimension of the universe. Prajapati is the first `individual`. The term `individual` refers to padartha or substance. Prana (life-force), mana (mind) and vak (sound) reside in Prajapati.