Is Failure Unique to You

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.15.36 - Is Failure Unique to You (download mp3)
by Satyananda Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.15.36
aham atmantaro bahyo
 ’navrtah sarva-dehinam
yatha bhutani bhutesu
 bahir antah svayam tatha

Just as the same material elements exist within and outside of all material bodies, similarly, I cannot be covered by anything else. I exist within everything as the Supersoul and outside of everything in My all-pervading feature.

Lord Krsna is the entire basis of meditation for all yogis and philosophers, and here the Lord clarifies His absolute position. Since the Lord is within everything, one might think that the Lord is divided into pieces. However, the word anavrta, or “completely uncovered,” indicates that nothing can interrupt, disturb or in any way infringe upon the supreme existence of the Absolute Truth, the Personality of Godhead. There is no actual separation between the internal and external existence of the material elements, which continuously exist everywhere. Similarly, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is all-pervading and is the ultimate perfection of everything.

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Eleventh Canto, Fifteenth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “Lord Krsna’s Description of Mystic Yoga Perfections.”

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