पुण्यो गन्धः पृथिव्यां च तेजश्चास्मि विभावसौ।
जीवनं सर्वभूतेषु तपश्चास्मि तपस्विषु।।7.9।।
।।7.9।।पृथ्वीमें पवित्र गन्ध मैं हूँ अग्निमें तेज मैं हूँ सम्पूर्ण प्राणियोंमें जीवनीशक्ति मैं हूँ और तपस्वियोंमें तपस्या मैं हूँ।
Continuing further Lord Krishna describes how He is the essence of smell as the pure unadulterated odour which exists as the substratum of the Earth. It can also be interpreted that since the manifestations of the Supreme Lord as the substratum of everything has been confirmed and as only the sweet pure odour of the Earth in all its excellence can only emanate from Him it is being inculcated in these texts. Lord Krishna is the bright natural glow found in fire. He is the vital force of vitality which sustains and all life and animates all beings and He is tapas or austerities found in the yogis or one perfecting the science of the individual consciousness attaining communion with the ultimate consciouness, the ascetics, the hermits and the celibate monks; by which they have the capacity to withstand dualities such as heat and cold or pleasure and pain.