Krishna is Everything

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.16.18-21 - Krishna is Everything (download mp3)
by Jayadvaita Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.16.18
uccaihsravas turanganam
 dhatunam asmi kaƱcanam
yamah samyamatam caham
 sarpanam asmi vasukih

Among horses I am Uccaihsrava, and I am gold among metals. I am Yamaraja among those who suppress and punish, and among serpents I am Vasuki.

SB 11.16.19
nagendranam ananto ’ham
 mrgendrah srngi-damstrinam
asramanam aham turyo
 varnanam prathamo ’nagha

O sinless Uddhava, among the best of snakes I am Anantadeva, and among those animals with sharp horns or teeth I am the lion. Among the social orders I am the fourth, or the renounced order of life, and among the occupational divisions I am the first, the brahmanas.

SB 11.16.20
tirthanam srotasam ganga
 samudrah sarasam aham
ayudhanam dhanur aham
 tripura-ghno dhanusmatam

Among sacred and flowing things I am the holy Ganges, and among steady bodies of water I am the ocean. Among weapons I am the bow, and of the wielders of weapons I am Lord Siva.

Lord Siva used his bow to completely cover with arrows the three demoniac cities built by Maya Danava.

SB 11.16.21
dhisnyanam asmy aham merur
 gahananam himalayah
vanaspatinam asvattha
 osadhinam aham yavah

Among residences I am Mount Sumeru, and of impervious places I am the Himalayas. Among trees I am the holy fig tree, and among plants I am those that bear grains.

Osadhinam here indicates those plants that fructify once and then die. Among them, those that give grains, which sustain human life, represent Krsna. Without grains it is not possible to produce milk products, nor can one properly perform Vedic fire sacrifices without offerings of grains.

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