Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 88

Yāvān ahaṁ yathā-bhāvo yad-rūpa-guṇa-karmakaḥ
Tathaiva tattva-vijñānam astu te mad-anugrahāt

Everything that I am i.e. my form, my existence, my nature, my qualities, my actions- due to my blessings may you too attain that state! May you obtain the exact real knowledge of objects!

Aham evāsam evāgre nānyad yat sad-asat param
Paścād ahaṁ yad etac ca yo’vaśiṣyeta so’smy aham

Before creation I alone existed. There was nothing else apart from me. Neither these gross, subtle forms, nor their causative factors existed at that time. Even after the creation, this entire visible world which is being seen is nothing but Me! After annihilation whatever will be left behind, that also is Me.

Re ‘terthaṁ yat pratīyeta na pratīyeta cātmani
Tad vidyād ātmano māyāṁ yathābhāso yathā tamaḥ

The illusory objects, such as existence of two moons that exist in the sky, do not have any support or real existence. Yet they appear to exist. Yet at the same time there are objects, like rāhu, which although existing are not visible. Realize all this to be nothing but my illusory energy (māya).

Yathā mahānti bhūtāni bhūteṣūccāvaceṣv anu
Praviṣṭāny apraviṣṭāni tathā teṣu na teṣv aham

The earth and the other five elements, appear as if they have entered into the objects that have been created from them, although in reality they have not entered into them and are differently situated. In the similar manner I exist within everything and yet at the same time I am outside of them too.

Etāvad eva jijñāsyaṁ tattva-jijñāsunātmanaḥ
Anvaya-vyatirekābhyāṁ yat syāt sarvatra sarvadā

That which is the cause of all objects, at all times, in all situations and in all places, and yet remains distinctly separate from those objects, is the Self (atma).

from Srimad Bhagavatam – Day 88(Translations of Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji’s daily explanation of Srimad Bhagavatam on ETV from December 2015 onwards are compiled by Parimala Eshwarla)

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