Srimad Bhagavatham : 6. 4. 8.


Chapter-4.  ( The Hamsa-guhya  Prayers )

Slokam : 8.

aho  prajapati-patir  bhagavan  harir avyayah,

vanaspatin osadhis  ca  sasarjorjam  isam  vibhuh.

aho  =  alas; 

prajapati-patih  =   the Lord of all the lords of created beings; 

bhagavan  harih  =   the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari; 

avyayah  =  indestructible; 

vanaspatin  =   the trees and plants; 

sadhih  =   the herbs;

ca  =  and;

sasarja  =  created;

urjam  =  invigorating;

isam  =  food;

vibhuh  =  the Supreme Being.

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Hari, is the master of all living entities, including all the prajapatis, such as Lord Brahma.

Because He is the all-pervading and indestructible master, He has created all these trees and vegetables as eatables for other living entities.

Soma, the predominating deity of the moon, reminded the Pracetas that this vegetation had been created by the Lord of lords to provide food for everyone.

If the Pracetas tried to kill them off, their own subjects would also suffer, for trees are also required for food.

To be continued   ...