Chapter 13: Nature, the Enjoyer, and Consciousness

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gita As It Is 13.29

samam pasyan hi sarvatra

samavasthitam isvaram

na hinasty atmanatmanam

tato yati param gatim

SYNONYMS

samam -- equally; pasyan -- seeing; hi -- certainly; sarvatra -- everywhere; samavasthitam -- equally situated; isvaram -- the Supersoul; na -- does not; hinasti -- degrade; atmana -- by the mind; atmanam -- the soul; tatah -- then; yati -- reaches; param -- the transcendental; gatim -- destination.

TRANSLATION

One who sees the Supersoul equally present everywhere, in every living being, does not degrade himself by his mind. Thus he approaches the transcendental destination.

PURPORT

The living entity, by accepting his material existence, has become situated differently than in his spiritual existence. But if one understands that the Supreme is situated in His Paramatma manifestation everywhere, that is, if one can see the presence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in every living thing, he does not degrade himself by a destructive mentality, and he therefore gradually advances to the spiritual world. The mind is generally addicted to sense gratifying processes; but when the mind turns to the Supersoul, one becomes advanced in spiritual understanding.

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