BG 10.22 (1972)

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is (1972) - Chapter 10: The Opulence of the Absolute
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


TEXT 22

वेदानां सामवेदोऽस्मि देवानामस्मि वासवः ।
इन्द्रियाणां मनश्चास्मि भूतानामस्मि चेतना ॥२२॥
vedānāṁ sāma-vedo 'smi
devānām asmi vāsavaḥ
indriyāṇāṁ manaś cāsmi
bhūtānām asmi cetanā

SYNONYMS

vedānām—of all the Vedas; sāma-vedaḥ—the Sāma-veda; asmi—I am; devānām—of all the demigods; asmi—I am; vāsavaḥ—heavenly king; indriyāṇām—of all the senses; manaḥ—the mind; ca—also; asmi—I am; bhūtānām—of all living entities; asmi—I am; cetanā—the living force.

TRANSLATION

Of the Vedas I am the Sāma-veda; of the demigods I am Indra; of the senses I am the mind, and in living beings I am the living force [knowledge].

PURPORT

The difference between matter and spirit is that matter has no consciousness like the living entity; therefore this consciousness is supreme and eternal. Consciousness cannot be produced by a combination of matter.


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