TEXT 11
tvam mayayatmasrayaya svayedam
nirmaya visvam tad-anupravistah
pasyanti yukta manasa manisino
guna-vyavaye py agunam vipascitah
SYNONYMS
tvam—Your Lordship; mayaya—by Your eternal energy; atma-asrayaya—whose existence is under Your shelter; svaya—emanated from Yourself; idam—this; nirmaya—for the sake of creating; visvam—the entire universe; tat—into it; anupravistah—You enter; pasyanti—they see; yuktah—persons in touch with You; manasa—by an elevated mind; manisinah—people with advanced consciousness; guna—of material qualities; vyavaye—in the transformation; api—although; agunam—still untouched by the material qualities; vipascitah—those who are fully aware of the truth of sastra.
TRANSLATION
O Supreme, You are independent in Your self and do not take help from others. Through Your own potency, You create this cosmic manifestation and enter into it. Those who are advanced in Krsna consciousness, who are fully in knowledge of the authoritative sastra, and who, through the practice of bhakti-yoga, are cleansed of all material contamination, can see with clear minds that although You exist within the transformations of the material qualities, Your presence is untouched by these qualities.
PURPORT
The Lord says in Bhagavad-gita (9.10):
mayadhyaksena prakrtih
suyate sacaracaram
hetunanena kaunteya
jagad viparivartate
This material nature, working under My direction, O son of Kunti, is producing all moving and unmoving beings. By its rule this manifestation is created and annihilated again and again. The material energy creates, maintains and devastates the entire cosmic manifestation because of directions given by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who enters this universe as Garbhodakasayi Visnu but is untouched by the material qualities. In Bhagavad-gita the Lord refers to maya, the external energy, which creates this material world, as mama maya, My energy, because this energy works under the full control of the Lord. These facts can be realized only by those who are well versed in Vedic knowledge and advanced in Krsna consciousness.

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