tvam isise jagatas tasthusas ca
pranena mukhyena patih prajanam
cittasya cittair mana-indriyanam
patir mahan bhuta-gunasayesah
tvam—you; isise—actually control; jagatah—of the moving being; tasthusah—of the being that is dull or stationed in one place; ca—and; pranena—by the living force; mukhyena—the origin of all activities; patih—master; prajanam—of all living entities; cittasya—of the mind; cittaih—by the consciousness; manah—of the mind; indriyanam—and of the two kinds of senses (acting and knowledge-gathering); patih—the master; mahan—great; bhuta—of the material elements; guna—and the qualities of the material elements; asaya—of desires; isah—the supreme master.
Your Lordship, being the origin of the life of this material world, is the master and controller of the living entities, both moving and stationary, and you inspire their consciousness. You maintain the mind and the acting and knowledge-acquiring senses, and therefore you are the great controller of all the material elements and their qualities, and you are the controller of all desires.
In this verse it is clearly indicated that the original source of everything is life. Brahma was instructed by the supreme life, Krsna. Krsna is the supreme living entity (nityo nityanam cetanas cetananam), and Brahma is also a living entity, but the original source of Brahma is Krsna. Therefore Krsna says in Bhagavad-gita (7.7), mattah parataram nanyat kincid asti dhananjaya: “O Arjuna, there is no truth superior to Me.” Krsna is the original source of Brahma, who is the original source of this universe. Brahma is a representative of Krsna, and therefore all the qualities and activities of Krsna are also present in Lord Brahma.
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