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CC Madhya 20.116

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.