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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


rūpaṁ tavaitat puruṣarṣabhejyaṁ
śreyo 'rthibhir vaidika-tāntrikeṇa
yogena dhātaḥ saha nas tri-lokān
paśyāmy amuṣminn u ha viśva-mūrtau


rūpam—form; tava—Your; etat—this; puruṣa-ṛṣabha—O best of all personalities; ijyam—worshipable; śreyaḥ—ultimate auspiciousness; arthibhiḥ—by persons who desire; vaidika—under the direction of Vedic instructions; tāntrikeṇa—realized by followers of Tantras, like Nārada-pañcarātra; yogena—by practice of mystic yoga; dhātaḥ—O supreme director; saha—with; naḥ—us (the demigods); tri-lokān—controlling the three worlds; paśyāmi—we see directly; amuṣmin—in You; u—oh; ha—completely manifested; viśva-mūrtau—in You, who have the universal form.


O best of persons, O supreme director, those who actually aspire for supreme good fortune worship this form of Your Lordship according to the Vedic Tantras. My Lord, we can see all the three worlds in You.


The Vedic mantras say: yasmin vijñāte sarvam evaṁ vijñātaṁ bhavati (Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad 1.3). When the devotee sees the Supreme Personality of Godhead by his meditation, or when he sees the Lord personally, face to face, he becomes aware of everything within this universe. Indeed, nothing is unknown to him. Everything within this material world is fully manifested to a devotee who has seen the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Bhagavad-gītā (BG 4.34) therefore advises:

tad viddhi praṇipātena
paripraśnena sevayā
upadekṣyanti te jñānaṁ
jñāninas tattva-darśinaḥ

"Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth." Lord Brahmā is one of these self-realized authorities (svayambhūr nāradaḥ śambhuḥ kumāraḥ kapilo manuḥ (SB 6.3.20)). One must therefore accept the disciplic succession from Lord Brahmā, and then one can understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead in fullness. Here the word viśva-mūrtau indicates that everything exists in the form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One who is able to worship Him can see everything in Him and see Him in everything.

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