9.8 prakṛtiṁ svām avaṣṭabhya (Original)

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Chapter 9

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prakṛtiṁ svām avaṣṭabhya
visṛjāmi punaḥ punaḥ
bhūta-grāmam imaṁ kṛtsnam
avaśaṁ prakṛter vaśāt

‘Again and again do I, resorting to My Nature, emit all this multitude of beings, lying helpless in the power of Nature.’

I have recourse to My own Nature (material substance) of marvellously mutatory nature and make it differentiate in an eight-fold way. And I repeatedly create from time to time the four-fold sum of beings composed of Devas, mankind, animal and stationary kingdoms, lying (in their dormant state) powerless in the folds of My alluring and guṇa-sated Nature (prakṛiti).

But it may be asked that creative acts involving in-equalites must bind Bhagavān Himself, by having necessarily to impute to Him the blame of having created a Universe full of differences, and thus imputing to Him also the attribute of pitilessness (or heartlessness). Reply to this objection :—

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