Canto 2: The Cosmic ManifestationChapter 6: Purusa-sukta Confirmed

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 2.6.27

gatayo matayas caiva

prayascittam samarpanam

purusavayavair ete

sambharah sambhrta maya


gatayah -- progress to the ultimate goal (Visnu); matayah -- worshiping the demigods; ca -- as also; eva -- certainly; prayascittam -- compensation; samarpanam -- ultimate offering; purusa -- the Personality of Godhead; avayavaih -- from the parts of the body of the Personality of Godhead; ete -- these; sambharah -- the ingredients; sambhrtah -- were arranged; maya -- by me.


Thus I had to arrange all these necessary ingredients and paraphernalia of sacrifice from the personal bodily parts of the Personality of Godhead. By invocation of the demigods' names, the ultimate goal, Visnu, was gradually attained, and thus compensation and ultimate offering were complete.


In this verse, special stress is given to the person of the Supreme Lord, and not to His impersonal brahmajyoti, as being the source of all supplies. Narayana, the Supreme Lord, is the goal of sacrificial results, and therefore the Vedic hymns are ultimately meant for attaining this goal. Human life is thus made successful by pleasing Narayana and getting entrance into the direct association of Narayana in the spiritual kingdom of Vaikuntha.

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