Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 8 Text 9
kavim puranam anusasitaram
anor aniyamsam anusmared yah
sarvasya dhataram acintya-rupam
aditya- varnam tamasah parastat
kavim--the one who knows everything; puranam--the oldest; anusasitaram--the controller; anoh--than the atom; aniyamsam--smaller; anusmaret--always thinks of; yah--one who; sarvasya--of everything; dhataram--the maintainer; acintya--inconceivable; rupam--whose form; aditya-varnam--luminous like the sun; tamasah--to darkness; parastat--transcendental.
One should meditate upon the Supreme Person as the one who knows everything, as He who is the oldest, who is the controller, who is smaller than the smallest, who is the maintainer of everything, who is beyond all material conception, who is inconceivable, and who is always a person. He is luminous like the sun, and He is transcendental, beyond this material nature.
Srila Prabhupada begins his purport with these words; The process of thinking of the Supreme is mentioned in this verse. The foremost point is that He is not impersonal or void. One cannot meditate on something impersonal or void. That is very difficult. The process of thinking of Krsna, however, is very easy and is factually stated herein.