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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9 Verse 18

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 9 श्लोक 18

गतिर्भर्ता प्रभुः साक्षी निवासः शरणं सुहृत्।
प्रभवः प्रलयः स्थानं निधानं बीजमव्ययम्।।9.18।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी तेजोमयानंद

।।9.18।। गति (लक्ष्य)? भरणपोषण करने वाला? प्रभु (स्वामी)? साक्षी? निवास? शरणस्थान तथा मित्र और उत्पत्ति? प्रलयरूप तथा स्थान (आधार)? निधान और अव्यय कारण भी मैं हूँ।।

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Since Lord Krishna is the ultimate of all He is vedyam the goal to know and attained. This is also confirmed in the Vasistha section of the Sama Veda. Asked why is Lord Krishna declared to be the ultimate. It is because the light emanating from His transcendental body is the brahman or spiritual substratum pervading all existence and knowledge of the brahman is the goal. This is realised by those who have neutralised their karma freeing themselves from reactions to previous actions and who have achieved moksa or liberation from material existence. The Supreme Lord is the only refuge for those who have achieved moksa and for those still helplessly caught in samsara or the endless cycle of birth and death. At the time of universal dissolution the entire creation becomes dissolved within Him, therefore He is the resting place. The Rig Veda states: Having pure vision the entire creation can be seen being manifested within the Supreme Lord by His external sakti known as Maya the deluding feminine energy.