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SB 10.37.12

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


ātmanātmāśrayaḥ pūrvaṁ
māyayā sasṛje guṇān
tair idaṁ satya-saṅkalpaḥ
sṛjasy atsy avasīśvaraḥ


ātmanā—by Your personal potency; ātma—of the spirit soul; āśrayaḥ—the shelter; pūrvam—first; māyayā—by Your creative energy; sasṛje—You produced; guṇān—the basic modes of material nature; taiḥ—through these; idam—this (universe); satya—always realized in fact; saṅkalpaḥ—whose desires; sṛjasi—You create; atsi—withdraw; avasi—and maintain; īśvaraḥ—the controller.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


You are the shelter of all souls, and being the supreme controller, You fulfill Your desires simply by Your will. By Your personal creative potency You manifested in the beginning the primal modes of material nature, and through their agency You create, maintain and then destroy this universe.

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