Chapter 5: Hymn to the Absolute Truth

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Brahma-samhita 5.40

yasya prabha prabhavato jagad-anda-koti-

kotishv asesha-vasudhadi vibhuti-bhinnam

tad brahma nishkalam anantam asesha-bhutam

govindam adi-purusham tam aham bhajami

SYNONYMS

yasya -- of whom; prabha -- the effulgence; prabhavatah -- of one who excels in power; jagat-anda -- of universes; koti-kotishu -- in millions and millions; asesha -- unlimited; vasudha-adi -- with planets and other manifestations; vibhuti -- with opulences; bhinnam -- becoming variegated; tat -- that; brahma -- Brahman; nishkalam -- without parts; anantam -- unlimited; asesha-bhutam -- being complete; govindam -- Govinda; adi-purusham -- the original person; tam -- Him; aham -- I; bhajami -- worship.

TRANSLATION

I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, whose effulgence is the source of the nondifferentiated Brahman mentioned in the Upanishads, being differentiated from the infinity of glories of the mundane universe appears as the indivisible, infinite, limitless, truth.

PURPORT

The mundane universe created by Maya is one of the infinite external manifestations accommodating space, time and gross things. The impersonal aspect of Godhead, the nondifferentiated Brahman, is far above this principle of mundane creation. But even the nondifferentiated Brahman is only the external effulgence emanating from the boundary wall of the transcendental realm of Vaikuntha displaying the triquadrantal glory of Govinda. The nondifferentiated Brahman is indivisible, hence is also one without a second, and is the infinite, and residual entity.

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