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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 2.6.33

iti te 'bhihitam tata

yathedam anuprcchasi

nanyad bhagavatah kincid

bhavyam sad-asad-atmakam


iti -- thus; te -- unto you; abhihitam -- explained; tata -- my dear son; yatha -- as; idam -- all these; anuprcchasi -- as you have inquired; na -- never; anyat -- anything else; bhagavatah -- beyond the Personality of Godhead; kincit -- nothing; bhavyam -- to be thought ever; sat -- cause; asat -- effect; atmakam -- in the matter of.


My dear son, whatever you inquired from me I have thus explained unto you, and you must know for certain that whatever there is (either as cause or as effect, both in the material and spiritual worlds) is dependent on the Supreme Personality of Godhead.


The complete cosmic situation, both in the material and in the spiritual manifestations of the energies of the Lord, is working and moving first as the cause and then as the effect. But the original cause is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Effects of the original cause become the causes of other effects, and thus everything, either permanent or temporary, is working as cause and effect. And because the Lord is the primeval cause of all persons and all energies, He is called the cause of all causes, as confirmed in the Brahma-samhita as well as in the Bhagavad-gita. The Brahma-samhita (5.1) affirms:

isvarah paramah krsnah


anadir adir govindah


And in the Bhagavad-gita (10.8) it is said:

aham sarvasya prabhavo

mattah sarvam pravartate

iti matva bhajante mam

budha bhava-samanvitah

So the original primeval cause is vigraha, the personal, and the impersonal spiritual effulgence, brahmajyoti, is also an effect of the Supreme Brahman (brahmano hi pratisthaham [14.27]), Lord Krsna.

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