Srimad Bhagavatham : 5.5.26.





Skandham-5.

Chapter-5.

Slokam-26. ( My dear sons, you should not envy any living entity—be he moving or nonmoving. Knowing that I am situated in them, you should offer respect to all of them at every moment. In this way, you offer respect to Me. )


sarvani    mad-dhishnyataya     bhavadbhis     carani     bhutani    suta    dhruvani,

sambhavitavyani     pade     pade    vo     vivikta-drgbhis     tad    u     harhanam    me.

sarvani = all;
mat-dhisnyataya = because of being My sitting place;
bhavadbhih = by you;
carani = that move;
bhutani = living entities;
sutah = My dear sons;
dhruvani = that do not move;
sambhavitavyani = to be respected;
pade  pade = at every moment;
vah = by you;
vivikta-drgbhih = possessing clear vision and understanding (that the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His Paramatma feature is
situated everywhere);
tat  u = that indirectly;
ha = certainly;
arhanam = offering respect;
me = unto Me.

In this slokam the word vivikta-drgbhih, meaning without envy, is used. All living entities are the abode of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His Paramatma feature. As confirmed in Brahma-samhita:  The Lord is situated in this universe, He is also situated within every atom. According to the Vedic statement:  The Supreme Lord is situated everywhere, and wherever He is situated is His temple. We even offer respects to a temple from a distant place, and all living entities should similarly be offered respect. This is different from the theory of pantheism, which holds that everything is God. Everything has a relationship with God because God is situated everywhere. We should not make any particular distinction between the poor and the rich like the foolish worshipers of daridra-narayana. Narayana is present in the rich as well as the poor. One should not simply think Narayana is situated among the poor. He is everywhere. An advanced devotee will offer respects to everyone—even to cats and dogs.

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