TEXT 9
tvam brahma kecid avayanty uta dharmam eke
eke param sad-asatoh purusam paresam
anye ’vayanti nava-sakti-yutam param tvam
kecin maha-purusam avyayam atma-tantram
SYNONYMS
tvam—You; brahma—the supreme truth, the Absolute Truth, Brahman; kecit—some people, namely the group of Mayavadis known as the Vedantists; avayanti—consider; uta—certainly; dharmam—religion; eke—some others; eke—some others; param—transcendental; sat-asatoh—to both cause and effect; purusam—the Supreme person; paresam—the supreme controller; anye—others; avayanti—describe; nava-sakti-yutam—endowed with nine potencies; param—transcendental; tvam—unto You; kecit—some; maha-purusam—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; avyayam—without loss of energy; atma-tantram—supremely independent.
TRANSLATION
Those who are known as the impersonalist Vedantists regard You as the impersonal Brahman. Others, known as the Mimamsaka philosophers, regard You as religion. The Sankhya philosophers regard You as the transcendental person who is beyond prakrti and purusa and who is the controller of even the demigods. The followers of the codes of devotional service known as the Pancaratras regard You as being endowed with nine different potencies. And the Patanjala philosophers, the followers of Patanjali Muni, regard You as the supreme independent Personality of Godhead, who has no equal or superior.

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