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vedanam sama-vedo 'smi
SYNONYMSvedanam--of all the Vedas; sama-vedah--the Sama Veda; asmi--I am; devanam--of all the demigods; asmi--I am; vasavah--heavenly king; indriyanam--of all the senses; manah--the mind; ca--also; asmi--I am; bhutanam--of all living entities; asmi--I am; cetana--the living force.
TRANSLATIONOf the Vedas I am the Sama-veda; of the demigods I am Indra; of the senses I am the mind, and in living beings I am the living force [knowledge].
PURPORTThe difference between matter and spirit is that matter has no consciousness like the living entity; therefore this consciousness is supreme and eternal. Consciousness cannot be produced by a combination of matter.
Copyright (c) 1972 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada