सूत उवाच |
Suta Goswami said (to the sages)
प्रणवं द्विविधं प्रोक्तं सूक्ष्मस्थूलविभेदतः || 8 ||
सूक्ष्ममेकाक्षरं विद्यात्स्थूलं पंचाक्षरं विदुः | 9
The Pranava (Om) is said to be distinguished in two types: subtle and gross. Know the subtle one as one-lettered (Om); the gross one as five-lettered.
Panchakshara (five-lettered) in this Purana and generally is a synonym of Namah Shivaya.