TEXT 168
'vyapya' 'vyapaka'-bhave 'jiva'-'brahme' jani
jiva-vyapya, brahma-vyapaka, sastrete vakhani
SYNONYMS
vyapya—localized; vyapaka—all-pervading; bhave—in this way; jiva—living entity; brahme—the Supreme Lord; jani—I know; jiva—the living entity; vyapya—localized; brahma—the Supreme Lord; vyapaka—all-pervading; sastrete—in the revealed scripture; vakhani—description.
TRANSLATION
Brahmananda Bharati continued, "The living entity is localized, whereas the Supreme Brahman is all-pervading. That is the verdict of the revealed scriptures.
PURPORT
Brahmananda Bharati drew Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya's attention because he wanted him to judge the argument. He then stated that Brahman, the Supreme Lord, is all-pervading. This is confirmed by Lord Krsna in the Bhagavad-gita (13.3):
ksetra-jnam capi mam viddhi
sarva-ksetresu bharata
ksetra-ksetrajnayor jnanam
yat taj jnanam matam mama
"O scion of Bharata, you should understand that I am also the knower in all bodies, and to understand this body and its knower is called knowledge. That is My opinion."
The Supreme Personality of Godhead in His Paramatma feature is expanded everywhere. The Brahma-samhita says, andantara-stha-paramanu-cayantara-stham: by virtue of His all-pervasive nature, the Supreme Lord is within the universe as well as within all elements of the universe. He is even within the atom. In this way the Supreme Lord Govinda is all-pervasive. On the other hand, the living entities are very, very small. It is said that the living entity is one ten-thousandth of the tip of a hair. Therefore the living entity is localized. Living entities rest on the Brahman effulgence, the bodily rays of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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