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Smart Quote of the Day, September 11, 2020

"Everything in existence works in proper order because of Lord Vishnu... Even paramanu, the small atoms, work because of Lord Vishnu’s presence within them."

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This is from the Srimad-Bhagavatam 8.12, Chapter Summary

[This chapter of the Srimad-Bhagavatam is entitled, "The Mohini-murti Incarnation Bewilders Lord Siva." It describes how Lord Siva was bewildered upon seeing the beautiful Mohini-murti incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and how he later came to his senses.]

TRANSLATION

Lord Mahadeva said: O chief demigod among the demigods, O all-pervading Lord, master of the universe, by Your energy You are transformed into the creation. You are the root and efficient cause of everything. You are not material. Indeed, You are the Supersoul or supreme living force of everything. Therefore, You are Paramesvara, the supreme controller of all controllers.

PURPORT (excerpt):

Lord Shiva is sometimes called Mahesvara, and so people think that Lord Siva is everything. But here Lord Siva addresses Lord Vishnu as Jagadisa, “the master of the universe.”

Lord Siva is sometimes called Visvesvara, but here he addresses Lord Vishnu as Jaganmaya, indicating that even Visvesvara is under Lord Vishnu’s control. Lord Vishnu is the master of the spiritual world, yet He controls the material world also, as stated in Bhagavad-gita (mayadhyaksena prakrtih suyate sacaracaram).

Lord Brahma and Lord Siva are also sometimes called isvara ["controller"], but the supreme isvara is Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna. As stated in Brahma-samhita, isvarah paramah krsnah: the Supreme Lord is Krishna, Lord Vishnu.

Everything in existence works in proper order because of Lord Vishnu. Andantara-stha-paramanu-cayantara-stham. Even paramanu, the small atoms, work because of Lord Vishnu’s presence within them.

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