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Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 13, Verse 17

Chapter 13: Nature, the Enjoyer, and Consciousness
Verse: 17
avibhaktam ca bhuteshu
vibhaktam iva ca sthitam
bhuta-bhartri ca taj jneyam
grasishnu prabhavishnu ca

Although the Supersoul appears to be divided among all beings, He is never divided. He is situated as one. Although He is the maintainer of every living entity, it is to be understood that He devours and develops all.

Krishna finally reveals the object of knowledge that He has been qualitatively describing in the last 4 verses. The real object of knowledge is the Supersoul who is present in all moving and non-moving entities. One may wonder that if the Supersoul is present every where, does He become divided? Krishna clarifies that though He is present every where, He is never divided. This is the omnipotence potency of the Lord, while situated in one place, He pervades everything. The srutis gives the example of the Sun. While situated in one place, the sun appears to be shining on each and everything. Similarly the Paramatma is one, but appears to be every where.

Further characteristics of the Supersoul is given. Srila Prabhupada explains, "When there is creation, He develops all from their original state, and at the time of annihilation He devours them. The Vedic hymns confirm the fact that He is the origin of all living entities and the rest of all. After creation, everything rests in His omnipotence, and after annihilation everything again returns to rest in Him. These are the confirmations of Vedic hymns. Yato va imani bhutani jayante yena jatani jivanti yat prayanty abhisam-vishanti tad brahma tad vijijnasasva (Taittiriya Upanishad 3.1)."

Please read the Sanskrit Verse and the Prabhupada's Purport.

LET US NOT MAKE OUR STOMACH A GRAVEYARD. LET US NOT EAT FLESH. LET US BE VEGETARIANS AND STAY HEALTHY. Animals are to be loved, not eaten. Eating flesh is good neither for the mind nor for the intellect, not even for the body. It distorts the basic character of human. Think Soul is Soul and it came from the Supreme Soul…God Head Krishna
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare

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