aham evasam evagre
nanyad yat sad-asat-param
pascad aham yad etac ca
yo 'vasisyeta so 'smy aham
ahamI, the Personality of Godhead; evacertainly; asamexisted; evaonly; agrebefore the creation; nanever; anyatanything else; yatwhich; satthe effect; asatthe cause; paramthe supreme; pascatafter; ahamI, the Personality of Godhead; yatwhich; etatthis creation; caalso; yahwho; avasisyetaremains; sahthat; asmiam; ahamI, the Personality of Godhead.
" 'Prior to the cosmic creation, only I exist, and no phenomena exist, either gross, subtle or primordial. After creation, only I exist in everything, and after annihilation only I remain eternally.'
This is a quotation from Srimad-Bhagavatam (2.9.33). For an explanation see Adi-lila (1.53).

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