Srimad Bhagavatham : 6. 4. 13.


Chapter-4.  ( The Hamsa-guhya  Prayers )

Slokam : 13.

antar  deheshu  bhutanam  atmaste  harih isvarah,

sarvam  tad-dhishnyam  ikshadhvam  evam  vas toshito  hy  asau.

antah deheshu  =  within the bodies (in the cores of the hearts);

bhutanam  =  of all living entities;

atma  =  the Paramatma;

aste  =  resides;

harih  =  the Supreme Personality of Godhead;

isvarah  =  the Lord or director;

sarvam  =  all;

tat-dhishnyam  =  His place of residence;

ikshadhvam  =  try to see;

evam  =  in this way;

vaḥ—with you;


hi  =  indeed;

asau  =  that Supreme Personality of Godhead.

The Supreme Personality of Godhead is situated as the Paramatma within the cores of the hearts of all living entities, whether moving or nonmoving, including men, birds, animals, trees and, indeed, all living entities.

Therefore you should consider every body a residence or temple of the Lord.

By such vision you will satisfy the Lord.

You should not angrily kill these living entities in the forms of trees.

As stated in Bhagavad-gita and confirmed by all the Vedic scriptures,

"isvarah  sarva-bhutanam  hrd-dese  arjuna tishthati": [Bg. 18.61]

the Paramatma is situated within everyone’s heart.

Therefore, since everyone’s body is the residence of the Supreme Lord, one should not destroy the body because of unnecessary envy.

That will dissatisfy the Paramatama.

Soma told the Pracetas that because they had tried to satisfy the Paramatma, now they should not displease Him.

To be continued   ...