Srimad Bhagavatam 12.04.29 - Karma Vada Daiva Vada (download mp3)
by Srikanth Krishna Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
vikāraḥ khyāyamāno ’pi
na nirūpyo ’sty aṇur api
syāc cec cit-sama ātma-vat
Although perceived, the transformation of even a single atom of material nature has no ultimate definition without reference to the Supreme Soul. To be accepted as factually existing, something must possess the same quality as pure spirit — eternal, unchanging existence.
A mirage of water appearing in the desert is actually a manifestation of light; the false appearance of water is a specific transformation of light. That which falsely appears as independent material nature is similarly a transformation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Material nature is the external potency of the Lord.