Chapter 9Confidential Knowledge of the Ultimate TruthVerse 6


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Commentaries of the Four Authorized Vaisnava Sampradayas

as confirmed in the Garga Samhita Canto 10, Chapter 61, Verses 23, 24, 25, 26
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Sridhara Swami's Commentary

The relationship between supporter and the supported even if they are not in contact with each other is being illustrated with an example by Lord Krishna. As the wind ever present blowing everywhere is situated in space but distinctly separate from it as space has no possibility of union with it. In the same manner all beings are contained within Lord Krishna and abide within Him.

Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Madhvacarya's Commentary

It has been stated that one thing may abide in another thing; but the attributes of one need not be possessed by the other. This is what Lord Krishna explains with the word vayuh or wind which abides in space as an example of how both the wind and the space are separate andor the source unaffected by each other, in order to show His relationship with the all things in material existence.

Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Ramanuja's Commentary

As all over infinite space which appears without support the mighty wind is able to blow and move everywhere. How is this possible? The wind blowing and infinite space itself is only possible due to the power of the Supreme Lord Krishna and yet His power cannot be perceived. Thus all creation abides within Him without knowing it. Those knowledgeable of the Vedic scriptures declare megodayas sagara sanni-vritti-rindor vibhagas sphurati va yo etc. meaning:The genesis of the clouds, the massing of the seas, the phases of the moon, the wafting of the wind, the flashing of lightning and the processions of the sun are all the marvellous miracles of the Supreme Lord. This is also confirmed in the Brihadaranya Upanisad V.VIII.IX beginning etasya va aksarasya meaning: By the sole command of the imperishable Supreme Lord the sun and moon are supported in their assigned spheres. The Taittriya Upanisad II.VIII.I beginning bhisha smad vatah pavate states: Out of fear of the Supreme Lord the wind blows, out of fear of the Supreme Lord the sun rises. It is by a mere fiat of the Supreme Lord Krishna's will alone that the complete cosmic manifestaion and total material creation full of unlimited moving and non-moving beings are in existence and this is what has been revealed as absolute. In the next verse will be revealed that the origin, creation and dissolution of all beings is likewise produced by a fiat of His will as well.

Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Kesava Kasmiri's Commentary

Now Lord Krishna gives an example regarding the support and the supported and how they are seperatly existing without contact. Just as the wind is moving upwards, downwards and crosswise through the ether of infinite space; yet never attached to the ether or the space. In a similar way the Supreme Lord is also not subject to any attachments although all living entities movable and non-movable abide and function within Him. It should be understood that although He is the underlying maintainer and sustainer of all creation, He is free from any attachment to the incessantly changing transitory forms of material nature.

Thus ends commentaries of chapter 9, verse 6 of the Srimad Bhagavad-Gita.

Verse 6

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