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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.13.39
ahaḿ yogasya sāńkhyasya
śriyaḥ kīrter damasya ca
aham — I; yogasya — of the yoga system; sāńkhyasya — of the system of analytic philosophy; satyasya — of virtuous action; ṛtasya — of truthful religious principles; tejasaḥ — of power; para-ayanam — the ultimate shelter; dvija-śreṣṭhāḥ — O best of the brāhmaṇas; śriyaḥ — of beauty; kīrteḥ — of fame; damasya — of self-control; ca — also.
O best of the brāhmaṇas, please know that I am the supreme shelter of the yoga system, analytic philosophy, virtuous action, truthful religious principles, power, beauty, fame and self-control.
According to Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī, the synonymous words satyasya and ṛtasya refer to, respectively, the proper or virtuous execution of religious principles and a convincing presentation of religion. Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura points out that the sons of Brahmā were struck with wonder at the presentation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and were thinking, "What wonderful knowledge we have just heard." The Lord, recognizing their astonishment, spoke this verse to confirm their understanding of Him.
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