tvayy agra asit tvayi madhya asit
tvayy anta asid idam atma-tantre
tvam adir anto jagato ’sya madhyam
ghatasya mrtsneva parah parasmat
tvayi—unto You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; agre—in the beginning; asit—there was; tvayi—unto You; madhye—in the middle; asit—there was; tvayi—unto You; ante—in the end; asit—there was; idam—all of this cosmic manifestation; atma-tantre—fully under Your control; tvam—Your Lordship; adih—beginning; antah—end; jagatah—of the cosmic manifestation; asya—of this; madhyam—middle; ghatasya—of an earthen pot; mrtsna iva—like the earth; parah—transcendental; parasmat—because of being the chief.
My dear Lord, who are always fully independent, this entire cosmic manifestation arises from You, rests upon You and ends in You. Your Lordship is the beginning, sustenance and end of everything, like the earth, which is the cause of an earthen pot, which supports the pot, and to which the pot, when broken, finally returns.
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