TEXT 113
aham evasam evagre
nanyad yat sad-asat-param
pascad aham yad etac ca
yo 'vasisyeta so 'smy aham
SYNONYMS
aham—I, the Personality of Godhead; eva—certainly; asam—existed; eva—only; agre—before the creation; na—never; anyat—anything else; yat—which; sat—the effect; asat—the cause; param—the supreme; pascat—after; aham—I, the Personality of Godhead; yatwhich; etat—this creation; ca—also; yah—who; avasisyeta—remains; sah—that; asmi—am; aham—I, the Personality of Godhead.
TRANSLATION
" 'Prior to the cosmic manifestation, 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.
PURPORT
This is a quotation from Srimad-Bhagavatam (2.9.33). It is the first verse of the catuh-sloki. For an explanation see Adi-lila, Chapter One, text 53.

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