I am the Self…

Krisha to Arjuna

Creatures rise and creatures vanish;
I alone am real, Arjuna,
looking out, amused, from deep
Within the eyes of every creature.

I am the object of all knowledge,
Father of the world, its mother,
Source of all things, of impure and
Pure, of holiness and horror.

I am the goal, the root, the witness,
Home and refuge, dearest friend,
Creation and annihilation,
Everlasting seed and treasure.

I am the radiance of the sun, I
Open or withhold the rainclouds,
I am Immortality and
Death, am being and non-being.

I am the Self, Arjuna, seated
in the heart of every creature.
I am the origin, the middle,
And the end that all must come to.

~ Lord Krishna to Arjuna, Bhagavad Gita [Translation: Stephen Mitchell]

Geetha Quotes

“The Self unfolds Itself,
by Itself, for its Self”

“Though I am unborn and of imperishable
nature, though Lord of all beings, yet
remaining in My own nature I take birth
through My own power of creation”

– Bhagavad Geetha