गामाविश्य च भूतानि धारयाम्यहमोजसा |
पुष्णामि चौषधीः सर्वाः सोमो भूत्वा रसात्मकः ||१५-१३||


gāmāviśya ca bhūtāni dhārayāmyahamojasā .
puṣṇāmi cauṣadhīḥ sarvāḥ somo bhūtvā rasātmakaḥ ||15-13||



15.13. And penetrating the earth I support [all] beings with [My] energy; being the sapful moon, I nourish all plants.

Shri Purohit Swami

15.13 1 enter this world and animate all My creatures with My vitality; and by My cool moonbeams I nourish the plants.

Sri Abhinav Gupta

15.13 See Comment under 15.14

Sri Ramanuja

15.13 Entering the earth I uphold all beings by My strength, namely, by My irresistible power, Likewise, becoming the Soma consisting of the juice of the nectar, I nourish all herbs.

Sri Shankaracharya

15.13 Ca, and; avisya, entering; gam, the earth; aham, I; dharayami, sustain; bhutani, the beings, the world; ojasa, through (My) power, the power that belongs to God and is free from passing and attachment, (and) which has penetrated the earth to support it, and owing to which the heavy earth does not fall and does not crumble. There is a similar mantra: ‘By which the heaven is made mighty, and the earth firm’ (Tai. Sam., and also, ‘He supported the earth’ (op.cit.,, etc. Hence, it has rightly been said, ‘Entering the earth I sustain the moving and non-moving beings.’ Moreover, pusnami, I nourish, I make healthy and full of the sweet flavour of juices; sarvah, all; osadhih, the plants-paddy, barley, etc.; bhutva, by becoming; somah, Soma; rasatmakah, which is of the nature of sap. Soma consists of all the juices; it is the source of all juices. Indeed, it nourishes all plants by infusing its own juice into everything. Besides,

Swami Adidevananda

15.13 And entering the earth I uphold all beings by My strength. I nourish all herbs, becoming the juicy Soma.

Swami Gambirananda

15.13 And entering the earth I sustain the beings through (My) power; and nourish all the plants by becoming Soma [According to S. and most other translators, Soma means the moon.-Tr.] which is of the nature of sap.

Swami Sivananda

15.13 Permeating the earth I support all beings by (My) energy; and having become the watery moon I nourish all herbs.


Swami Sivananda

15.13 गाम the earth? आविश्य permeating? च and? भूतानि all beings? धारयामि support? अहम् I? ओजसा by (My) energy? पुष्णामि (I) nourish? च and? औषधीः the herbs? सर्वाः all? सोमः moon? भूत्वा having become रसात्मकः watery.Commentary The immanence of the Lord as the allsustaining life is described in this verse.Ojas The energy of the Lord (Isvara). The vast heaven and earth are firmly held by this energy. It permeates the earth to support the world. This energy is destitute of passion and attachment. As the vast earth is supported by the energy of the Lord? it does not fall? it is not broken down to pieces and it does not sink into the nether worlds.The Lord penetrates the earth and supports all movable and immovable objects by His energy.Rasatmakah somah The watery moon The moon is regarded as the repository of all savours or,fluids (Rasas). I? becoming the watery moon? nourish all herbs and plants such as rice? wheat? etc.? by infusing sap into them? and make them savoury. I feed the vegetable kingdom with My vital juice (Ojas) which pervades the soil and generates sweet juice or sap in herbs? plants and trees. The watery or savoury moon nourishes all herbs and plants by infusing sap or savours into them.Moreover –