Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 221

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

Transcendental Knowledge
Chapter 4: Verse-35

yaj jnätvä na punar moham
evam yäsyasi pandava
yena bhütäny asesani
draksyasy ätmany atho mayi[1]


Having obtained real knowledge from a self-realized soul, you will never fall again into such illusion, for by this knowledge you will see that all living beings are but part of the Supreme, or, in other words, that they are Mine.


The result of receiving knowledge from a self-realized soul, or one who knows things as they are, is learning that all living beings are parts and parcels of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krsna. The sense of an existence separate from krsna is called mäyä (mä—not, yä—this). Some think that we have nothing to do with Krsna, that krsna is only a great historical personality and that the Absolute is the impersonal Brahman. Factually, as it is stated in the Bhagavad-gita, this impersonal Brahman is the personal effulgence of Krsna. Krsna, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is the cause of everything. In the Brahma-samhitä it is clearly stated that krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the cause of all causes. Even the millions of incarnations are only His different expansions. Similarly, the living entities are also expansions of Krsna. The Mäyävädi philosophers wrongly think that krsna loses His own separate existence in His many expansions. This thought is material in nature. We have experience in the material world that a thing, when fragmentally distributed, loses its own original identity. But the Mäyävädi philosophers fail to understand that absolute means that one plus one is equal to one, and that one minus one is also equal to one. This is the case in the absolute world.



  1. yat=which; jnätvä=knowing; na=never; punah=again; moham=to illusion; evam=like this; yäsyasi=you shall go; pandava=O son of Pandu; yena=by which; bhütäni=living entities; asesani=all; draksyasi=you will see; ätmani=in the Supreme Soul; atha u—or in other words; mayi=in Me.

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