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CC Madhya 25.126 (1975)

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT 126

yathā mahānti bhūtāni
bhūteṣūccāvaceṣv anu
praviṣṭāny apraviṣṭāni
tathā teṣu na teṣv aham


yathā—as; mahānti—the universal; bhūtāni—elements; bhūteṣu—in the living entities; ucca-avaceṣu—both gigantic and minute; anu—after; praviṣṭāni—situated internally; apraviṣṭāni—situated externally; tathā—so; teṣu—in them; na—not; teṣu—in them; aham—I.


" 'As the material elements enter the bodies of all living beings and yet remain outside them all, I exist within all material creations and yet am not within them.


This is a quotation from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (2.9.35). It is also the third verse of the catuḥ-ślokī. For an explanation see Ādi-līlā, Chapter One, text 55.