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CC Madhya 20.116

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT 116

apareyam itas tv anyāṁ
prakṛtiṁ viddhi me parām
jīva-bhūtāṁ mahā-bāho
yayedaṁ dhāryate jagat


aparā—inferior energy; iyam—this material world; itaḥ—beyond this; tu—but; anyām—another; prakṛtim—energy; viddhi—you must know; me—of Me; parām—which is superior energy; jīva-bhūtām—they are the living entities; mahā-bāho—O mighty-armed one; yayā—by which; idam—this material world; dhāryate—is being conducted; jagat—the cosmic manifestation.


“‘Besides these inferior energies, O mighty-armed Arjuna, there is another, superior energy of Mine, which comprises the living entities who are exploiting the resources of this material, inferior nature.’


This is a verse from the Bhagavad-gītā (BG 7.5). For an explanation, see Adi-līlā, Chapter Seven, verse 118.