Canto 8: Withdrawal of the Cosmic CreationsChapter 6: The Demigods and Demons Declare a Truce

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.6.14

sa tvaḿ vidhatsvākhila-loka-pālā

vayaḿ yad arthās tava pāda-mūlam

samāgatās te bahir-antar-ātman

kiḿ vānya-vijñāpyam aśeṣa-sākṣiṇaḥ


saḥ — that; tvam — Your Lordship; vidhatsva — kindly do the needful; akhila-loka-pālāḥ — the demigods, directors of different departments of this universe; vayam — all of us; yat — that which; arthāḥ — purpose; tava — at Your Lordship's; pāda-mūlam — lotus feet; samāgatāḥ — we have arrived; te — unto You; bahiḥ-antaḥ-ātmanO Supersoul of everyone, O constant internal and external witness; kim — what; — either; anya-vijñāpyam — we have to inform You; aśeṣa-sākṣiṇaḥ — the witness and knower of everything.


My Lord, we, the various demigods, the directors of this universe, have come to Your lotus feet. Please fulfill the purpose for which we have come. You are the witness of everything, from within and without. Nothing is unknown to You, and therefore it is unnecessary to inform You again of anything.


As stated in Bhagavad-gītā (13.3), kṣetra jñaḿ cāpi māḿ viddhi sarva-kṣetreṣu bhārata. The individual souls are proprietors of their individual bodies, but the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the proprietor of all bodies. Since He is the witness of everyone's body, nothing is unknown to Him. He knows what we need. Our duty, therefore, is to execute devotional service sincerely, under the direction of the spiritual master. Kṛṣṇa, by His grace, will supply whatever we need in executing our devotional service. In the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, we simply have to execute the order of Kṛṣṇa and guru. Then all necessities will be supplied by Kṛṣṇa, even if we do not ask for them.

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