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SB 11.16.11

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


guṇinām apy ahaṁ sūtraṁ
mahatāṁ ca mahān aham
sūkṣmāṇām apy ahaṁ jīvo
durjayānām ahaṁ manaḥ


guṇinām—among things possessing qualities; api—indeed; aham—I am; sūtram—the primary sūtra-tattva; mahatām—among great things; ca—also; mahān—the total material manifestation; aham—I am; sūkṣmāṇām—among subtle things; api—indeed; aham—I am; jīvaḥ—the spirit soul; durjayānām—among things difficult to conquer; aham—I am; manaḥ—the mind.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Among things possessing qualities I am the primary manifestation of nature, and among great things I am the total material creation. Among subtle things I am the spirit soul, and of things that are difficult to conquer I am the mind.

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