Book 10: Sixteenth Chapter (First Half)
Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 16: Verses 38-47
(How wonderful it is that even) this Kaliya (a ruler of the serpents), born of Tamoguna and belonging to the race called the Krodhavasas has secured, 0 Lord, that dust, which cannot easily be attained by others. To an embodied soul revolving in the whirligig of mundane existence and seeking this dust the desired wealth (including final beatitude) becomes manifest. Hail to You, the infinite Lord, enshrined in (all) hearts (as their Inner Controller), the Support of (all) the (five) elements, eternally existent as the Cause (of all)! the Supreme Spirit (beyond all causes)! Salutation to You, the Absolute, the Storehouse of knowledge and consciousness, devoid of (all) attributes, immutable and endowed with infinite energy as the Propeller of Prakrti ! Hail to You, the Time-Spirit, as well as the Support of Time and (also) the Witness of the (various) divisions of Time, appearing in the form of the universe, as well as its Seer, the Maker of the universe, as well as its material Cause! Salutation to You (manifest) in the form of the (five) gross and the (five) subtle elements, the (ten) Indriyas(the senses of perception as well as the organs of action), the vital airs, the mind, the under-standing and the intellect ! Salutation to You, in the form of the ego, consisting of the three Gunas, that has screened the realization of the (innumerable) Jivas (embodied souls), constituting Your rays !
- Vide Verses 24 & 29 above.
- This refers again to the four Vyuhas mentioned above, presiding as they do severally over the four phases of the Internal sense.