Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.3.14 & 15.



Slokam-14 & 15.


aham  mahendro  nirrtih  pracetah

somah  agnih  isah  pavanah  virincih

aditya  visve  vasavah  atha  sadhyah

marut - ganah  rudra-ganah  sasiddhah.

aham  =  I, Yamaraja;

mahendrah  =  Indra, the King of heaven;

nirrttih  =  Nirrti;

pracetah  =  Varuna, the controller of water;

somah  =  the moon;

agnih  =  fire;

isah  =  Lord Siva;

pavanah  =  the demigod of the air;

virincih  =  Lord Brahma;

aditya  =  the sun;

visve  =  Visvasu;

vasavah  =  the eight Vasus;

atha  =  also;

sadhyah  =  the demigods;

marut-ganah  =  masters of the wind;

rudra-ganah  =  the expansions of Lord Siva;

sa-siddhah  =  with the inhabitants of Siddhaloka;


anye  ca  ye  visva-srjo  maresa

bhrgv-adayo   sprsta-rajas-tamaskah

yasyehitam  na  viduh  sprsta-mayah

sattva-pradhana  api  kim  tato  nye

anye  =  others;

ca  =  and;

ye  =  who;

visva-srjah  =  Marici and the other creators of the universal affairs;

amara-isah  =  the demigods like Brhaspati;

bhrgu-adayah  =  the great sages headed by Bhrgu;

asprsta  =  who have not been contaminated;

rajas-tamaskah  =  by the lower modes of material nature (rajo-gu?a and tamo-guna);

yasya  =  of whom;

ihitam  =  the activity;

na viduh  =  do not know;

sprsta-mayah  =  who are illusioned by the illusory energy;

sattva-pradhanah  =  chiefly in the mode of goodness;

api  =  although;

kim  =  what to speak of;

tatah  =  than them;

anye  =  others.

I, Yamaraja; Indra, the King of heaven; Nirrti; Varuna; Candra, the moon-god; Agni; Lord Siva; Pavana; Lord Brahma; Surya, the sun-god; Visvasu; the eight Vasus; the Sadhyas; the Maruts; the Rudras; the Siddhas; and Marici and the other great Rishi-s engaged in maintaining the departmental affairs of the universe, as well as the best of the demigods headed by Brhaspati, and the great sages headed by Bhigu are all certainly freed from the influence of the two base material modes of nature, namely passion and ignorance. Nevertheless, although we are in the mode of goodness, we cannot understand the activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. What, then, is to be said of others, who, under illusion, merely speculate to know God?

The men and other living entities within this cosmic manifestation are controlled by the three modes of nature. For the living entities controlled by the base qualities of nature, passion and ignorance, there is no possibility of understanding God. Even those in the mode of goodness, like the many demigods and great ṛṣis described in these verses, cannot understand the activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. As stated in Bhagavad-gītā, one who is situated in the devotional service of the Lord is transcendental to all the material qualities. Therefore the Lord personally says that no one can understand Him but the bhaktas, who are transcendental to all material qualities .

Among many thousands of men, one may endeavor for perfection, and even among the siddhas, those who have already become perfect, only one who adopts the process of bhakti, devotional service, can understand Krishna.

To be continued  ....