Chapter 10: The Opulence of the Absolute

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 10.39

yac cāpi sarva-bhūtānām

bījam tad aham arjuna

na tad asti vinā yat syān

mayā bhūtam carācaram


yat — whatever; ca — also; api — may be; sarva-bhūtānām — of all creations; bījam — seed; tat — that; ahamI am; arjunaO Arjuna; na — not; tat — that; asti — there is; vinā — without; yat — which; syāt — exists; mayāMe; bhūtam — created being; cara-acaram — moving and nonmoving.


Furthermore, O Arjuna, I am the generating seed of all existences. There is no being — moving or nonmoving — that can exist without Me.


Everything has a cause, and that cause or seed of manifestation is Krishna. Without Krishna's energy, nothing can exist; therefore He is called omnipotent. Without His potency, neither the movable nor the immovable can exist. Whatever existence is not founded on the energy of Krishna is called māyā, "that which is not."

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