yaccspi sarvabhutanam bijam tadahamarjuna na
tadasti vina yatsyanmaya bhutani caracaram
O Arjuna, I am the seed of all beings. There is no creature, animate or inanimate, that can exist without Me. 39
An Important Fact
Yaccapi sarvabhutanam bijam tadahamarjuna:- Here the Lord gives a gist of all His divine glories, by declaring that He is the seed or the cause of the entire, animate or inanimate creation. By the term 'seed', He means that He is efficient cause, as well as me material cause, of the entire creation. In other words, it can be said that He Himself is the creator, as well as, the creation.
In the tenth verse of the seventh chapter, the Lord declares Himself as 'the eternal seed', in the eighteenth verse of the ninth chapter, 'the imperishable seed' and in this verse only 'seed'. It means, that He in spite of remaining the same, manifests Himself as the entire universe; and in spite of His manifestation, in the form of the world, He remains, the same.
Na tadasti vine yatsyanmaya bhutam caracaram:- In the universe, whatever creature, animate or inanimate, moving or unmoving, are seen these cannot exist, without, the Lord. All of them, originate from Him i.e., He is manifest, in all of them. By knowing this fact, a striver should think of God alone in whatever, he sees and whatever comes to his mind, and intellect.
Here, the Lord declares, that there is no creature, animate or inanimate, that can exist without Him, while in the fortieth verse of the eighteenth chapter, He declares that there is no existence, which is free from the three modes (sattvika, rajasika and tamasika), born of matter (nature). The reason is, that here the context is of the Discipline of Devotion. Arjuna, put the question, "By what various aspects, are You to be thought of, by me?" The Lord answers, "I exist in all the forms, which come to your mind." But (in 18/40) in the context of the Discipline of Knowledge, in which, a striver should discriminate between Matter (Prakrti) and soul. A striver, should renounce his core affinity with matter. The entire universe, consists of three modes, bom of matter (nature). So the Lord, declares that there is no existence, which is free from the three modes, born of matter (Nature).
In this chapter, the Lord has recounted His eighty-two divine glories, from the tenth to the thirty-ninm verses. His purpose in describing these is, not to mention that they are superior, mediocre or inferior, rather He wants to draw attention of the devotees, to the fact, that whatever comes to their sight or mind, they should think of, God only.