TEXT 32
tamaso bhuta-suksmadir
yatah kham lingam atmanah
SYNONYMS
tamasah—from the mode of passion; bhuta-suksma-adih—subtle sense objects; yatah—from which; kham—the sky; lingam—symbolic representation; atmanah—of the Supreme Soul.
TRANSLATION
The sky is a product of sound, and sound is the transformation of egoistic passion. In other words, the sky is the symbolic representation of the Supreme Soul.
PURPORT
In the Vedic hymns it is said, etasmad atmanah akasah sambhutah. The sky is the symbolic representation of the Supreme Soul. Those who are egoistic in passion and ignorance cannot conceive of the Personality of Godhead. For them the sky is the symbolic representation of the Supreme Soul.

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