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mayy ananta-gune ’nante
yadasit tata evadyah
svayambhuh samabhud ajah
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
I am the reservoir of unlimited potency, and therefore I am known as unlimited or all-pervading. From My material energy the cosmic manifestation appeared within Me, and in this universal manifestation appeared the chief being, Lord Brahma, who is your source and is not born of a material mother.
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
This is a description of the history of the universal creation. The first cause is the Lord Himself, the Supreme Person. From Him, Brahma is created, and Brahma takes charge of the affairs of the universe. The universal affairs of the material creation depend upon the material energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is therefore the cause of the material creation. The entire cosmic manifestation is described herein as guna-vigrahah, the form of the Lord’s qualities. From the cosmic universal form, the first creation is Lord Brahma, who is the cause of all living entities. In this regard, Srila Madhvacarya describes the unlimited attributes of the Lord:
praty-ekaso gunanam tu
tadanantyam tu gunatas
te cananta hi sankhyaya
ato ’nanta-guno visnur
gunato ’nanta eva ca
Parasya saktir vividhaiva sruyate: the Lord has innumerable potencies, all of which are unlimited. Therefore the Lord Himself and all His qualities, forms, pastimes and paraphernalia are also unlimited. Because Lord Visnu has unlimited attributes, He is known as Ananta.