एतद्योनीनि भूतानि सर्वाणीत्युपधारय |
अहं कृत्स्नस्य जगतः प्रभवः प्रलयस्तथा ||७-६||


etadyonīni bhūtāni sarvāṇītyupadhāraya .
ahaṃ kṛtsnasya jagataḥ prabhavaḥ pralayastathā ||7-6||



7.6. All beings are born of this womb. Hence keep [them] nearby. I am the origin as well as the dissolution of the entire world.

Shri Purohit Swami

7.6 It is the womb of all being; for I am He by Whom the worlds were created and shall be dissolved.

Sri Abhinav Gupta

7.6 See Comment under 7.7

Sri Ramanuja

7.6 Know that all beings from Brahma down to a tuft of grass, who have their origin in these two Prakrtis of Mine, are aggregated forms of the self and of inanimate matter. Irrespective of whether they are existing in a superior or inferior form, the selves and inanimate matter are mixed together in them. On account of their origination in My two Prakrtis, they are Mine. So, know that because the entire universe has its origination in these two Prakrtis which have their origination in Me, I am myself the origin and dissolution of the entire universe. For the same reason, I am its Lord (Sesin).

It is proved on the basis of the Srutis and Smrtis that these two, Prakrti and Purusa (matter and the self), which form the aggregate of all animate and inanimate beings, have the Supreme Person as their cause. This is evident from Sruti and Smrti texts like the following: ‘The Mahat resolves into Avyakta, Avyakta into Aksara, Aksara into Tamas, and Tamas becomes one with the Supreme Lord’ (Su. U., 2); ‘O sage, distinct from the form of Visnu, the Supreme Lord, the two forms, Prakrti and Purusa, arise’ (V. P., 1.2.24); and ‘What was described by Me as Prakrti in its dual form of the manifest and the unmanifest, and the Purusa do merge in the Supreme Self, and the Supreme Self is the support of all. He is the Supreme Lord named Visnu, exalted in the Vedas and Vedanta’ (V. P., 6.4.38-39).

Sri Shankaracharya

7.6 Upadharaya, understand; iti, thus; that sarvani, all; bhutani, things; etat-yonini, have these (etat) as their source (yoni)-things that have these lower and higher Prakrtis, charcterized as the ‘field’ and the ‘Knower of the field (body)’, as their source are etat-yonini. Since My two Prakrtis are the source, the cause of all things, therefore, aham, I; am the prabhavah, origin; tatha, as also; the pralayah, end, the termination; krtsnasya, of the whole; jagatah, Universe. The maning is this: I, who am the ominscient God, am the source of the Univese through My two Prakrtis. Since this is so, therefore-

Swami Adidevananda

7.6 Know that all beings have these two for the source of their birth. Therefore, I am the origin and the dissolution of the whole universe.

Swami Gambirananda

7.6 Understand thus that all things (sentient and insentient) have these as their source. I am the origin as also the end of the whole Universe.

Swami Sivananda

7.6 Know that these two (Natures) are the womb of all beings. So I am the source and dissolution of the whole universe.


Swami Sivananda

7.6 एतद्योनीनि those of which these two (Prakritis) are the womb? भूतानि beings? सर्वाणि all? इति thus? उपधारय know? अहम् I? कृत्स्नस्य of the whole? जगतः of the world? प्रभवः source? प्रलयः dissolution? तथा also.Commentary These two Natures? the inferior and the superior? are the womb of all beings. As I am the source of these two Prakritis or Natures also? I am the cause of this universe. The whole universe originates from Me and dissolves in Me.In the Brahma Sutras (chapter 1? section 1? aphorism 2) it is said? Janmadyasya yatah meaning that Brahman is that omniscient and omnipotent cause from which proceed the origin? subsistence and dissolution of this world.Just as the mind is the material cause and also the seer (Drashta) for the objects seen in a dream? so also Isvara is the material cause of this world (UpadanaKarana) and also the seer (Drashta). He is also the efficient or the instrumental cause (NimittaKarana). (Cf.XIV.3)