त्वमक्षरं परमं वेदितव्यं
त्वमस्य विश्वस्य परं निधानम्।
सनातनस्त्वं पुरुषो मतो मे।।11.18।।
।।11.18।।आप ही जाननेयोग्य परम अक्षर (अक्षरब्रह्म) हैं? आप ही इस सम्पूर्ण विश्वके परम आश्रय हैं? आप ही सनातनधर्मके रक्षक हैं और आप ही अविनाशी सनातन पुरुष हैं -- ऐसा मैं मानता हूँ।
11.18 Tvam, You; are the aksaram, Immutable; the paramam, supreme One, Brahman; veditavyam, to be known-by those aspiring for Liberation. You are the param, most perfect; nidhanam, repository-where things are deposited, i.e. the ultimate resort; asya visvasya, of this Universe, of the entire creation. Further. You are the avyayah, Imperishable-there is no decay in You; the sasvata-dharma-gopta, Protector (gopta) of the ever-existing (sasvata) religion (dharma). You are the sanatanah, eternal; transcendental purusah, Person. This is me, my; matah, belief-what is meant by me. Moreover,
11.18 Tvam aksaram etc. Guardian of the pious acts of the Satvatas. Satvatas are the same as the Satvatas i.e. those who are established in the Truth that does not take cognizance of any difference between the Action (11.Spanda) and the Consciousness; the Truth which is nothing but Existentiality and is in the form of Awarenes. Their pious act is that act [of meditation] of theirs which - on account of its being continously engaged in the process of undertaking and rejecting [things] - consists of the act of emanation and absorption, and is the most superior of all the paths [leading to salvation]. The Lord protects that pious act. This is the secret in this chapter and it has been made almost clear by me (11.Ag.) in my (11.Ag.s) Vivrti (11.Commentary) on the Devistotra (11.Goddess-Hymn). That is self-evident to the learned readers, with critical accuman, and initiation. Hence, why to take recourse to the verbiage of explaining again and again what is already known very clearly.
11.18 You alone are the Supreme Imperishable Person indicated as that which ought to be realised in such Upanisadic passages as: Two sciences are to be known (Mun. U., 1.1.4). You alone are the Supreme Substratum of the universe, i.e., supreme support of this universe. You are immutable, namely, not liable to mutation. Whatever might be your attributes and divine manifestations, You remain unchanged in Your form. You alone are the guardian of the eternal law - You who protect the eternal Dharma of the Veda by incarnations like this. I know you are the everlasting Person. I know You are the eternal Person, described in such passages as, I know this great Purusa (Tai. A., 3.12.7) and Person who is higher than the high (Mun. U., 3.2.8). You, who were till now known to me as the most distinguished of the race of Yadu, have been realised by me now through direct perception as of this nature, i.e., of a nature unknown to me before. Such is the meaning.
Twamaksharam paramam veditavyamTwamasya vishwasya param nidhaanam; Twamavyayah shaashwatadharmagoptaaSanaatanastwam purusho mato me.
tvam—you; akṣharam—the imperishable; paramam—the supreme being; veditavyam—worthy of being known; tvam—you; asya—of this; viśhwasya—of the creation; param—supreme; nidhānam—support; tvam—you; avyayaḥ—eternal; śhāśhvata-dharma-goptā—protector of the eternal religion; sanātanaḥ—everlasting; tvam—you; puruṣhaḥ—the Supreme Divine Person; mataḥ me—my opinion