Canto 1: CreationChapter 15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.15.6

yasya kṣaṇa-viyogena

loko hy apriya-darśanaḥ

ukthena rahito hy eṣa

mṛtakaḥ procyate yathā


yasya — whose; kṣaṇaa moment; viyogena — by separation; lokaḥ — all the universes; hi — certainly; apriya-darśanaḥ — everything appears unfavorable; ukthena — by life; rahitaḥ — being devoid of; hi — certainly; eṣaḥ — all these bodies; mṛtakaḥ — dead bodies; procyateare designated; yathāas it were.


I have just lost Him whose separation for a moment would render all the universes unfavorable and void, like bodies without life.


Factually for a living being there is no one dearer than the Lord. The Lord expands Himself by innumerable parts and parcels as svāḿśa and vibhinnāḿśa. Paramātmā is the svāḿśa part of the Lord, whereas the vibhinnāḿśa parts are the living beings. As the living being is the important factor in the material body, for without the living being the material body has no value, similarly without Paramātmā the living being has no status quo. Similarly, Brahman or Paramātmā has no locus standi without the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa. This is thoroughly explained in the Bhagavad-gītā. They are all interlinked with one another, or interdependent factors; thus in the ultimate issue the Lord is the summum bonum and therefore the vital principle of everything.

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