Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 16: Kṛṣṇa Chastises the Serpent Kāliya

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.16.40


brahmaṇe 'nanta-śaktaye


namas te prākṛtāya ca


jñāna — of consciousness; vijñāna — and spiritual potency; nidhayeto the ocean; brahmaṇeto the Absolute Truth; ananta-śaktaye — whose potencies are unlimited; aguṇāyato Him who is never affected by the qualities of matter; avikārāya — who does not undergo any material transformation; namaḥ — obeisances; te — unto You; prākṛtāyato the prime mover of material nature; ca — and.


Obeisances unto You, the Absolute Truth, who are the reservoir of all transcendental consciousness and potency and the possessor of unlimited energies. Although completely free of material qualities and transformations, You are the prime mover of material nature.


Those who consider themselves intellectual, philosophic or rational should carefully note here that the Absolute Truth, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is the ocean of all knowledge and consciousness. Thus surrendering unto the Supreme Lord does not entail giving up the method of rationally comprehending reality. Rather, one merges into the ocean of rational, logical comprehension. The Supreme Lord is the perfection of all sciences and all forms of knowledge, and only envious and trivial minds would deny this obvious fact.

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