Link:—How can, the divergent and conflicting forms of worship, reach the same Lord? The Lord, gives the answer, in the next four verses.
aham kraturaham yajnah svadhahamahamausadham
mantro'hamahamevajyamahamagniraham hutane pitahamasya
jagato mate dhata pitamahah vedyam pavitramonkara rksama
yajureva ca gatirbharta prabhuh saksi nivasah saranam suhrt
prabhavah pralayah sthanam nidhanam bijamavyayam
I am the Vaidika ritual, I am the sacrifice, I am the offering to the departed, I am medicinal herb, I am the sacred formula, I am the clarified butter, I am the sacred fire and I am the act of offering oblation into the fire. I am the knowable, the purifier, the sacred syllable Om, and the three Vedas—Rk, Same and Yajus. I am the father, sustainer, mother, grandrather, goal, supporter, Lord, witness, abode, refuge, disinterested friend, origin, end, resting place, storehouse and the imperishable seed, or this universe. 16—18
[When a devotee according to his faith and reverence establishes his affinity with the Lord, in His manifold aspects, his affinity, is with the real, because in the universe, there is no existence besides the Lord. He should admit this fact, without having any doubt, that in the universe, apart from God, there is no object, no thought and no act. Similarly, the Lord is manifest in diverse entities—there is no doubt about it If a doubt lurks, in mind how all objects can be the manifestation of God, this doubt, deprives the striver of emancipation. Rather, it puts him into trouble. Therefore, it should be accepted firmly, that in gross or subtle form, or as effect and cause, whatever is seen, heard, grasped or assumed, is only God. This all-pervasiveness of God, has been described, from the sixteenth to the nineteenth verse.]
Allah kraturaham yajnah svadhahamahamausadham:—'Kratu' is a Vedic ritual, while 'Yajna denotes, sacrificial worship. The offerings made to the manes is 'Svadha. Vegetables, food and medicinal herbs, such as seeds of the sesame plant, rice, barley etc., are 'Ausadha'. The Lord Himself, is everyone of the above-mentioned things.
Mastro'hamahamevajyamahamagniraharh hutam:—He is, the sacred formula which is chanted, at the time of sacrificial worship. He is the clarified butter, the sacred fire and the act of offering oblation, into afire.