Chapter 10: The Opulence of the Absolute
maharsinam bhrgur aham
giram asmy ekam aksaram
yajnanam japa-yajno 'smi
maharñéëäm—among the great sages; bhåguù—Bhågu; aham—I am; giräm—of vibrations; asmi—I am; ekam akñaram-praëava; yajïänäm—of sacrifices; japa-yajïaù—chanting; asmi—I am; sthävaräëäm—of immovable things; himälayaù—the Himalayan mountains.
Of the great sages I am Bhågu; of vibrations I am the transcendental om. Of sacrifices I am the chanting of the holy names [japa], and of immovable things I am the Himalayas.
Brahmä, the first living creature within the universe, created several sons for the propagation of various kinds of species. The most powerful of his sons is Bhågu, who is also the greatest sage. Of all the transcendental vibrations, the "om" (omkara) represents the Supreme. Of all the sacrifices, the chanting of Hare Kåñëa, Hare Kåñëa, Kåñëa Kåñëa, Hare Hare/ Hare Räma, Hare Räma, Räma Räma, Hare Hare is the purest representation of Kåñëa. Sometimes animal sacrifices are recommended, but in the sacrifice of Hare Kåñëa, Hare Kåñëa, there is no question of violence. It is the simplest and the purest. Whatever is sublime in the worlds is a representation of Kåñëa. Therefore the Himalayas, the greatest mountains in the world, also represent Him. The mountain named Meru was mentioned in a previous verse, but Meru is sometimes movable, whereas the Himalayas are never movable. Thus the Himalayas are greater than Meru.