The sage Vamadeva declared of old:
"While dwelling in the womb I understood
The birth of all the gods. A hundred forms,
Strong as steel, held me prisoner. But I
Broke loose from them, like a hawk from the cage,
And came out swiftly." While still in the womb,
Vamaveda made this declaration.
He emerged from his mother's womb, fully
Illuminated, to live in abiding joy,
And went beyond death. Indeed
He went beyond death.