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ŚB 5.17.19


न यस्य मायागुणचित्तवृत्तिभि-र्निरीक्षतो ह्यण्वपि द‍ृष्टिरज्यते । ईशे यथा नोऽजितमन्युरंहसांकस्तं न मन्येत जिगीषुरात्मन: ॥ १९ ॥


na yasya māyā-guṇa-citta-vṛttibhir
nirīkṣato hy aṇv api dṛṣṭir ajyate
īśe yathā no ’jita-manyu-raṁhasāṁ
kas taṁ na manyeta jigīṣur ātmanaḥ


na — never; yasya — whose; māyā — of the illusory energy; guṇa — in the qualities; citta — of the heart; vṛttibhiḥ — by the activities (thinking, feeling and willing); nirīkṣataḥ — of Him who is glancing; hi — certainly; aṇu — slightly; api — even; dṛṣṭiḥ — vision; ajyate — is affected; īśe — for the purpose of regulating; yathā — as; naḥ — of us; ajita — who have not conquered; manyu — of anger; raṁhasām — the force; kaḥ — who; tam — unto Him (the Supreme Lord); na — not; manyeta — would worship; jigīṣuḥ — aspiring to conquer; ātmanaḥ — the senses.


We cannot control the force of our anger. Therefore when we look at material things, we cannot avoid feeling attraction or repulsion for them. But the Supreme Lord is never affected in this way. Although He glances over the material world for the purpose of creating, maintaining and destroying it, He is not affected, even to the slightest degree. Therefore, one who desires to conquer the force of the senses must take shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord. Then he will be victorious.


The Supreme Personality of Godhead is always equipped with inconceivable potencies. Although creation takes place by His glancing over the material energy, He is not affected by the modes of material nature. Because of His eternally transcendental position, when the Supreme Personality of Godhead appears in this material world, the modes of material nature cannot affect Him. Therefore the Supreme Lord is called Transcendence, and anyone who wants to be secure from the influence of the modes of material nature must take shelter of Him.