CHAPTER 13

• The supreme personality of Godhead said: This body, O son of kunti, is called the field, and one who knows this body is called the knower of the field.

• O scion of Bharata, you should understand that I am also the knower in all bodies, and to understand this body and its knower is called knowledge. That is My opinion.

• Everywhere are His hands and legs, His eyes, heads and faces, and He has ears everywhere. In this way the supersoul exists, pervading everything.

• The supreme truth exists outside and inside of all living beings the moving and the nonmoving. Because he is subtle, He is beyond the power of the material senses to see or to know. Although far, far away, he is also near to all.

• He is the source of light in all luminous objects. He is beyond the darkness of matter and is unmanifested. He is knowledge, He is the object of knowledge, and He is the goal of knowledge. He is situated in everyone’s heart.

• Material nature and the living entities should be understood to be beginningless. Their transformations and the modes of matter are products of material nature.

• The living entity in material nature thus follows the ways of life, enjoying the three modes of nature. This is due to his association with that material nature. Thus he meets with good and evil among various species.

• Yet in this body there is there is another, a transcendental enjoyer, who is the lord, the supreme proprietor, who wxists as the overseer and premitter, and who is known as the supersoul.

• One who understands this philoshopy concerning material nature, the living entity and the interaction of the modes of nature is sure to attain liberation. He will not take birth here again, regardless of his present position.

• One who sees the super soul equality present everywhere, in every living being, doesnot degrade himself of his mind. Thus he approaches the transcendental destination.

• Those with the vision of eternity can see that the imperishable soul is transcendental, eternal and beyond the modes of nature. Despite contact with the material body, O Arjuna, the soul neither does anything nor is entangled.

• The sky, due to its subtle nature, does not mix with anything, although it is all-pervading. Similarly, the soul situated in Brahman vision does not mix with the body, although situated in that body.

• Oh son of Bharata, as the sun aline illuminates all this universe so deos the living entity, one within the body, illuminate the entire body by consciousness.

• Those who see with eyes of knowledge the difference between the body and the knower of the body, and can also understand the process of liberation from bondage in material nature, attain to the supreme goal.