Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- ātmā hy ekaḥ svayaṁ-jyotir
- nityo 'nyo nirguṇo guṇaiḥ
- ātma-sṛṣṭais tat-kṛteṣu
- bhūteṣu bahudheyate
ātmā—the Supreme Soul; hi—indeed; ekaḥ—one; svayam-jyotiḥ—self-luminous; nityaḥ—eternal; anyaḥ—distinct (from the material energy); nirguṇaḥ—free from material qualities; guṇaiḥ—by the modes; ātma—from itself; sṛṣṭaiḥ—created; tat—in their; kṛteṣu—products; bhūteṣu—material entities; bahudhā—manifold; īyate—it appears.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
The supreme spirit, Paramātmā, is indeed one. He is self-luminous and eternal, transcendental and devoid of material qualities. But through the agency of the very modes He has created, the one Supreme Truth manifests as many among the expansions of those modes.