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प्रभव: प्रलय: स्थानं निधानं बीजमव्ययम् || 18||
gatir bhartā prabhuḥ sākṣhī nivāsaḥ śharaṇaṁ suhṛit
prabhavaḥ pralayaḥ sthānaṁ nidhānaṁ bījam avyayam
gatiḥ—the supreme goal; bhartā—sustainer; prabhuḥ—master; sākṣhī—witness; nivāsaḥ—abode; śharaṇam—shelter; su-hṛit—friend; prabhavaḥ—the origin; pralayaḥ—dissolution; sthānam—repository; nidhānam—resting place; bījam—seed; avyayam—imperishable
I am the goal, the supporter, the Lord, the witness, the abode, the shelter, the friend, the origin, the dissolution, the foundation, the treasure-house, and the seed imperishable.
Bharta: The Lord is the supporter of all beings, men and women. He is Jagat Bharta. People should consider the Lord as their supporter and worship Him with all their heart and soul.
He is the Lord of all the world. All other positions of power are nothing before Him. So the rich and the poor, the strong and the weak alike should surrender to the Lord, as He is the Supreme controller of all the worlds.
He is the witness of everything that is being done in the world. The good and bad done by man are directly seen by the Lord. So one should be very careful in his doings.
He is the abode of all the world. Man lives and moves in the Lord. It is a gross error to say that one lives here and there. The true address of man is always Paramatma in whom the whole universe resides.
He is the refuge and shelter of all beings. It is from Him that man obtains the largest reward of Moksha.
He is the friend of friends, ever-present and never failing.
He is the cause, the origin and dissolution of all beings. By his presence, the universe goes into action like the iron rod in the nearness of the magnet.
He is the origin of all beings. So whatever may be the birth of man, he should remember that his ancient ancestor, his ‘gotra’, his home, is God Himself. Originating from Paramatma, how can man think of himself as vile, weak, wretched and miserable ? To be true to oneself man should know clearly that he is of the same nature as God Himself, because He is the true origin of all beings.
Question: What is the state of Paramatma?
Answer: He is the goal, supporter, Lord witness, abode, refuge, friend, dissolution, foundation, treasure-house, and the seed imperishable of all beings.