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CC Madhya 24.307

Text

‘ātmā’-śabde kahe ‘kṣetrajña jīva’-lakṣaṇa
brahmādi kīṭa-paryanta — tāṅra śaktite gaṇana

Synonyms

ātmā-śabde — by the word ātmā; kahe — it is said; kṣetra-jña jīva — the living entity who knows about his body; lakṣaṇa — symptom; brahmā-ādi — beginning from Lord Brahmā; kīṭa-paryanta — down to the insignificant ant; tāṅra — His; śaktite — as the marginal potency; gaṇana — counting.

Translation

“The word ‘ātmā’ also refers to the living entity who knows about his body. That is another symptom. From Lord Brahmā down to the insignificant ant, everyone is counted as the marginal potency of the Lord.