trayanam eka-bhavanam
yo na pasyati vai bhidam
sarva-bhutatmanam brahman
sa santim adhigacchati
trayanam—of the three; eka-bhavanam—having one nature; yah—who; na pasyati—does not see; vai—certainly; bhidam—separateness; sarva-bhuta-atmanam—of the Supersoul of all living entities; brahman—O Daksa; sah—he; santim—peace; adhigacchati—realizes.
The Lord continued: One who does not consider Brahma, Visnu, Siva or the living entities in general to be separate from the Supreme, and who knows Brahman, actually realizes peace; others do not.
Two words are very significant in this verse. Trayanam indicates “three,” namely Lord Brahma, Lord Siva and Lord Visnu. Bhidam means “different.” They are three, and therefore they are separate, but at the same time they are one. This is the philosophy of simultaneous oneness and difference, which is called . The example given in the Brahma-samhita is that milk and yogurt are simultaneously one and different; both are milk, but the yogurt has become changed. In order to achieve real peace, one should see everything and every living entity, including Lord Brahma and Lord Siva, as nondifferent from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. No one is independent. Every one of us is an expansion of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This accounts for unity in diversity. There are diverse manifestations, but, at the same time, they are one in Visnu. Everything is an expansion of Visnu’s energy.

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