Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 134

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Chapter 3: Verse-10

saha-yajnäh prajäh srstvä
puroväca prajäpatih
anena prasavisyadhvam
esa vo ’stv ista-käma-dhuk[1]


In the beginning of creation, the Lord of all creatures sent forth generations of men and demigods, along with sacrifices for Visnu, and blessed them by saying, “Be thou happy by this yajna [sacrifice] because its performance will bestow upon you everything desirable for living happily and achieving liberation.”


The material creation by the Lord of creatures (Visnu) is a chance offered to the conditioned souls to come back home—back to Godhead. All living entities within the material creation are conditioned by material nature because of their forgetfulness of their relationship to Visnu, or Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Vedic principles are to help us understand this eternal relation, as it is stated in the Bhagavad-gita: vedais ca sarvair aham eva vedyah. The Lord says that the purpose of the Vedas is to understand Him. In the Vedic hymns it is said: patim visvasyätmesvaram. Therefore, the Lord of the living entities is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Visnu.



  1. saha=along with; yajnah=sacrifices; prajäh=generations; srstva=creating; purä=anciently; uväca=said; prajä-patih=the Lord of creatures; anena=by this; prasavisyadhvam=be more and more prosperous; esah=this; vah=your;
    astu=let it be; ista=of all desirable things; käma-dhuk=bestower.

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