BG 15.18 (1972)
- यस्मात्क्षरमतीतोऽहमक्षरादपि चोत्तमः ।
- अतोऽस्मि लोके वेदे च प्रथितः पुरुषोत्तमः ॥१८॥
- yasmāt kṣaram atīto 'ham
- akṣarād api cottamaḥ
- ato 'smi loke vede ca
- prathitaḥ puruṣottamaḥ
yasmāt—because; kṣaram—the fallible; atītaḥ—transcendental; aham—I; akṣarāt—from the infallible; api—better than that; ca—and; uttamaḥ—the best; ataḥ—therefore; asmi—I am; loke—in the world; vede—in the Vedic literature; ca—and; prathitaḥ—celebrated; puruṣottamaḥ—as the Supreme Personality.
Because I am transcendental, beyond both the fallible and the infallible, and because I am the greatest, I am celebrated both in the world and in the Vedas as that Supreme Person.
No one can surpass the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa-neither the conditioned soul nor the liberated soul. He is, therefore, the greatest of personalities. Now it is clear here that the living entities and the Supreme Personality of Godhead are individuals. The difference is that the living entities, either in the conditioned state or in the liberated state, cannot surpass in quantity the inconceivable potencies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.