Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 623

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

The Yoga of the Supreme Person
Chapter 15: Verse- 17

uttamah purusas tv anyah paramätmety udährtah
yo loka-trayam ävisya bibharty avyaya isvarah[1]


Besides these two, there is the greatest living personality, the Supreme Soul, the imperishable Lord Himself, who has entered the three worlds and is maintaining them.


The idea of this verse is very nicely expressed in the[2] and [3]. It is clearly stated there that above the innumerable living entities, some of whom are conditioned and some of whom are liberated, there is the Supreme Personality, who is Paramätmä. The Upanisadic verse runs as follows: nityo nityänäm cetanaç cetanänäm. The purport is that amongst all the living entities, both conditioned and liberated, there is one supreme living personality, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who maintains them and gives them all the facility of enjoyment according to different work. That Supreme Personality of Godhead is situated in everyone’s heart as Paramätmä. A wise man who can understand Him is eligible to at in perfect peace, not others.



  1. uttamah=the best; purusah=personality; tu=but; anyah=another; parama=the supreme; ätmä=self; iti=thus; udährtah=is said; yah=who; loka=of the universe; trayam=the three divisions; ävisya=entering; bibharti=is maintaining; avyayah=inexhaustible; isvarah=the Lord.
  2. Katha Upanisad 2.2.13
  3. Svetäsvatara Upanisad 6.13

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