Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- yad-ātmakam idaṁ viśvaṁ
- kratavaś ca yad-ātmakāḥ
- agnir āhutayo mantrā
- sāṅkhyaṁ yogaś ca yat-paraḥ
- eka evādvitīyo 'sāv
- aitad-ātmyam idaṁ jagat
- ātmanātmāśrayaḥ sabhyāḥ
- sṛjaty avati hanty ajaḥ
yat-ātmakam—founded upon whom; idam—this; viśvam—universe; kratavaḥ—great sacrificial performances; ca—and; yat-ātmakāḥ—founded upon whom; agniḥ—the sacred fire; āhutayaḥ—the oblations; mantrāḥ—the incantations; sāṅkhyam—the doctrine of philosophic investigation; yogaḥ—the art of meditation; ca—and; yat—at whom; paraḥ—aimed; ekaḥ—one; eva—alone; advitīyaḥ—without a second; asau—He; aitat-ātmyam—founded upon Him; idam—this; jagat—universe; ātmanā—through Himself (i.e., His energies); ātma—Himself alone; āśrayaḥ—having as His shelter; sabhyāḥ—O members of the assembly; sṛjati—He creates; avati—maintains; hanti—and destroys; ajaḥ—the unborn.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
This entire universe is founded upon Him, as are the great sacrificial performances, with their sacred fires, oblations and mantras. Sāṅkhya and yoga both aim toward Him, the one without a second. O assembly members, that unborn Lord, relying solely on Himself, creates, maintains and destroys this cosmos by His personal energies, and thus the existence of this universe depends on Him alone.