14.4 sarva-yoniṣu kaunteya (Original)

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Chapter 14

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sarva-yoniṣu kaunteya
mūrtayaḥ sambhavanti yāḥ
tāsāṁ brahma mahad yonir
ahaṁ bīja-pradaḥ pitā

‘Of every form, Kaunteya! that is born of every womb, the great womb of all is matter, and I am the seed-giver, the father.’

Whatever forms are seen to proceed from the wombs of Devas, Gandharvas, Yakshas, Rakshas, man, animals, beasts, birds, serpents etc., matter-stuff is the great field of conception, i.e., the material nature that transforms itself into the variations, Mahat etc., with the aggregate of the animate Element imbedded by Me therein, is the cause. I am the father i.e, I am the Imbedder or Uniter, according to circumstances, determined by each one’s (soul’s) karma.

Thus in the manner determined by previous karma, souls, matter-bound, spring forth from the wombs of deva etc. The cause that tends to perpetuate such generation is now pointed out:

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