|The Supreme Lord said, "My dear Arjuna, because you are never envious of Me, I shall impart to you this most secret wisdom, knowing which you shall be relieved of the miseries of material existence."|
This knowledge is the king of education, the most secret of all secrets. It is the purest knowledge, and because it gives direct perception of the self by realization, it is the perfection of religion. It is everlasting, and it is joyfully performed.
Those who are not faithful on the path of devotional service cannot attain Me, O conqueror of foes, but return to birth and death in this material world.
By Me, in My unmanifested form, this entire universe is pervaded. All beings are in me, but I am not in them.
And yet everything that is created does not rest in Me. Behold My mystic opulence! Although I am the maintainer of all living entities, and although I am everywhere, still My self is the very source of creation.
As the mighty wind, blowing everywhere, always rests in ethereal space, know that in the same manner all beings rest in Me.
O son of Kunti, at the end of the millennium every material manifestation enters into My nature, and at the beginning of another millennium, by My potency I again create.
The whole cosmic order is my command. By My will it is manifested again and again, and by My will it is annihilated at the end.
O Dhananjaya, all this work cannot bind Me. I am ever detached, seated as though neutral.
This material nature is working under My direction O son of Kunti and it is production all moving and unmoving beings. By its rule this manifestation is created and annihilated again and again.