Canto 12: The Age of DeteriorationChapter 10: Lord Śiva and Umā Glorify Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.10.22

na te mayy acyute 'je ca

bhidām aṇv api cakṣate

nātmanaś ca janasyāpi

tad yuṣmān vayam īmahi


nado not; te — they; mayiin me; acyutein Lord Viṣṇu; ajein Lord Brahmā; ca — and; bhidām — difference; aṇu — slight; api — even; cakṣate — see; na — not; ātmanaḥ — of themselves; ca — and; janasya — of other people; api — also; tat — therefore; yuṣmān — yourselves; vayam — we; īmahi — worship.


These devotees do not differentiate between Lord Viṣṇu, Lord Brahmā and me, nor do they differentiate between themselves and other living beings. Therefore, because you are this kind of saintly devotee, we worship you.


Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva are, respectively, manifestations of the creating and annihilating potencies of the Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu. Thus unity exists among these three ruling deities of the material world. One should not, on the basis of the modes of nature, find material duality within the ruling potency of the Supreme Lord, although that potency is manifested in three divisions as Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva.

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