TEXT 266
janmady asya yato 'nvayad itaratas carthesv abhijnah sva-rat
tene brahma hrda ya adi-kavaye muhyanti yat surayah
tejo-vari-mrdam yatha vinimayo yatra tri-sargo 'mrsa
dhamna svena sada nirasta-kuhakam satyam param dhimahi
janma-adicreation, maintenance and dissolution; asyaof this (the universe); yatahfrom whom; anvayatdirectly from the spiritual connection; itaratahindirectly from the lack of material contact; caalso; arthesuin all affairs; abhijnahperfectly cognizant; sva-ratindependent; teneimparted; brahmathe Absolute Truth; hrdathrough the heart; yahwho; adi-kavayeunto Lord Brahma; muhyantiare bewildered; yatin whom; surayahgreat personalities like Lord Brahma and other demigods or great brahmanas; tejah-vari-mrdamof fire, water and earth; yathaas; vinimayahthe exchange; yatrain whom; tri-sargahthe material creation of three modes; amrsafactual; dhamnawith the abode; svenaHis own personal; sadaalways; nirasta-kuhakamdevoid of all illusion; satyamthe truth; paramabsolute; dhimahilet us meditate upon.
" 'O my Lord, Sri Krsna, son of Vasudeva, O all-pervading Personality of Godhead, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. I meditate upon Lord Sri Krsna because He is the Absolute Truth and the primeval cause of all causes of the creation, sustenance and destruction of the manifested universes. He is directly and indirectly conscious of all manifestations, and He is independent because there is no other cause beyond Him. It is He only who first imparted the Vedic knowledge unto the heart of Brahmaji, the original living being. By Him even the great sages and demigods are placed into illusion, as one is bewildered by the illusory representations of water seen in fire, or land seen on water. Only because of Him do the material universes, temporarily manifested by the reactions of the three modes of nature, appear factual, although they are unreal. I therefore meditate upon Him, Lord Sri Krsna, who is eternally existent in the transcendental abode, which is forever free from the illusory representations of the material world. I meditate upon Him, for He is the Absolute Truth.' "
This is the opening verse of Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.1.1).

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