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CC Madhya 20.163

Text

atha vā bahunaitena
kiṁ jñātena tavārjuna
viṣṭabhyāham idaṁ kṛtsnam
ekāṁśena sthito jagat

Synonyms

atha — or; bahunā — much; etena — with this; kim — what use; jñātena — being known; tava — by you; arjuna — O Arjuna; viṣṭabhya — pervading; aham — I; idam — this; kṛtsnam — entire; eka-aṁśena — with one portion; sthitaḥ — situated; jagat — universe.

Translation

“ ‘But what need is there, Arjuna, for all this detailed knowledge? With a single fragment of Myself I pervade and support this entire universe.’

Purport

This is a quotation from the Bhagavad-gītā (10.42).