Chapter 11: The Universal Form
namah purastad atha prsthatas te
namo 'stu te sarvata eva sarva
sarvam samapnosi tato 'si sarvah
namaù—offering obeisances; purastät—from the front; atha—also; påñöhataù—from behind; te—You; namaù astu—offer my respects; te—unto You; sarvataù—from all sides; eva sarva—because You are everything; ananta-vérya—unlimited potency; amita-vikramaù—unlimited force; tvam—You; sarvam—everything; samäpnoñi—cover; tataù asi—therefore You are; sarvaù—everything.
Obeisances from the front, from behind and from all sides! O unbounded power, You are the master of limitless, might! You are all-pervading, and thus You are everything!
Out of loving ecstasy for Kåñëa, his friend, Arjuna is offering his respects from all sides. He is accepting that He is the master of all potencies and all prowess and far superior to all the great warriors assembled on the battlefield. It is said in the Viñëu Puräëa: yo 'yaà tavägato deva-samépaà devatä-gaëaù sa tvam eva jagat-srañöä yataù sarva-gato bhavän. "Whoever comes before You, even if he be a demigod, is created by You, O Supreme Personality of Godhead."