नम: पुरस्तादथ पृष्ठतस्ते
नमोऽस्तु ते सर्वत एव सर्व |
सर्वं समाप्नोषि ततोऽसि सर्व: || 40||
namaḥ purastād atha pṛiṣhṭhatas te
namo ’stu te sarvata eva sarva
sarvaṁ samāpnoṣhi tato ’si sarvaḥ
namaḥ—offering salutations; purastāt—from the front; atha—and; pṛiṣhṭhataḥ—the rear; te—to you; namaḥ astu—I offer my salutations; te—to you; sarvataḥ—from all sides; eva—indeed; sarva—all; ananta-vīrya—infinite power; amita-vikramaḥ—infinite valor and might; tvam—you; sarvam—everything; samāpnoṣhi—pervade; tataḥ—thus; asi—(you) are; sarvaḥ—everything
Salutations to Thee before, salutations to Thee behind, salutations to Thee on every side, Ο All! Infinite in might and immeasurable in strength, Thou pervadest all and therefore Thou art all.
The Lord’s power is Infinite! Who can measure Him? If we can use our eyes and look around day or night, we can get a faint glimpse of the infinite extension of the Lord’s power. The man of science is discovering infinitesimal fragments of His Divine power. The more powerful telescopes reveal more and more of the immeasurable star-worlds on all sides. The more powerful microscopes reveal infinitesimally smaller and smaller beings everywhere. So the Lord is greater than the greatest, larger than the largest, smaller than the smallest. What is man before the Divine! Man’s attempt to know God’s power is just like an ant’s attempt to fathom the depth of the ocean!
Man can use a fan for a whiff of breeze; God can cause a tempest! Man can light a lamp to illumine a room, God can send forth the Sun to illumine the earth and sky! Man can dig a well for water, God can plunge the world in a deluge, making miles around vast sheets of water! Man can shoot a rocket into space! God can shoot stars and planets into space. What is man’s power before God’s! The rational man knows that he is nothing before God. His ego vanishes that very moment, and he prostrates himself before God, as Arjuna did in this situation. It is only the blind, little-minded, deluded men who boast of their power and position. Man grows and evolves, as his eyes are cleared of the cataract. He realises gradually the Infinity in which he is placed – Infinity before and behind; Infinity in the past and future; Infinity everywhere! The little human being discovers the Infinite, he becomes the Infinite; contemplating the Divine, he becomes the Divine, Delusion vanishes, Man realises the Self.
The devotee sees the Lord everywhere, manifesting His inscrutable and mysterious power in a miraculous manner. He bows before Him, prostrates himself before Him, offers his adoration and worship, and thus thinking of the Lord he attains the Supreme.
Question: How is Paramatma described further?
Answer: He is infinite in power, He pervades all, He is the Cosmic-Form.
Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 11 🔻 (55 Verses)