Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
The Universal Form
Chapter 11: Verse-40
namah purastäd atha prsthatas te namo ’stu te sarvata eva sarva
Obeisances to You from the front, from behind and from all sides! O unbounded power, You are the master of limitless might! You are all-pervading, and thus You are everything!
Out of loving ecstasy for Krsna, his friend, Arjuna is offering his respects from all sides. He is accepting that He is the master of all potencies and all prowess and far superior to all the great warriors assembled on the battlefield. It is said in the
yo ’yam tavägato deva samipam devatä-ganah
“Whoever comes before You, be he a demigod, is created by You, O Supreme Personality of Godhead.”
- namah=offering obeisances; purastät=from the front; atha=also; prsthatah=from behind; te=unto You; namah astu=I offer my respects; te=unto You; sarvatah=from all sides; eva=indeed; sarva=because You are everything; ananta-virya=unlimited potency; amita-vikramah=and unlimited force; tvam=You; sarvam=everything; samäpnosi=You cover; tatah=therefore; asi=You are; sarvah=everything.
- Visnu Puräna 1.9.69