TEXT 35
vijñāna-śaktiṁ mahim āmananti
sarvātmano 'ntaḥ-karaṇaṁ giritram
aśvāśvatary-uṣṭra-gajā nakhāni
sarve mṛgāḥ paśavaḥ śroṇi-deśe
SYNONYMS
vijñāna-śaktim—consciousness; mahim—the principle of matter; āmananti—they call it so; sarva-ātmanaḥ—of the omnipresent; antaḥ-karaṇam—ego; giritramRudra (Śiva); aśva—horse; aśvatarimule; uṣṭra—camel; gajāḥ—elephant; nakhāni—nails; sarve—all other; mṛgāḥ—stags; paśavaḥ—quadrupeds; śroṇi-deśe—on the region of the belt.
TRANSLATION
The principle of matter [mahat-tattva] is the consciousness of the omnipresent Lord, as asserted by the experts, and Rudradeva is His ego. The horse, mule, camel and elephant are His nails, and wild animals and all quadrupeds are situated in the belt zone of the Lord.

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