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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.21
ahaḿ bhavo yūyam atho 'surādayo
vrajāma sarve śaraṇaḿ tam avyayam
aham — I; bhavaḥ — Lord Śiva; yūyam — all of you demigods; atho — as well as; asura-ādayaḥ — demons and others; manuṣya — the human beings; tiryak — the animals; druma — the trees and plants; gharma-jātayaḥ — as well as the insects and germs born of perspiration; yasya — of whom (the Supreme Personality of Godhead); avatāra — of the puruṣa incarnation; aḿśa — of His part and parcel, the guṇa-avatāra, Brahmā; kalā — of Brahmā's sons; visarjitāḥ — produced by the generation; vrajāma — we shall go; sarve — all of us; śaraṇam — unto the shelter; tam — unto the Supreme; avyayam — the inexhaustible.
Lord Brahmā said: I, Lord Śiva, all of you demigods, the demons, the living entities born of perspiration, the living beings born of eggs, the trees and plants sprouting from the earth, and the living entities born from embryos — all come from the Supreme Lord, from His incarnation of rajo-guṇa [Lord Brahmā, the guṇa-avatāra] and from the great sages [ṛṣis] who are part of me. Let us therefore go to the Supreme Lord and take shelter of His lotus feet.
Some creatures are born from embryos, some from perspiration, and some from seeds. In this way, all living entities emanate from the guṇa-avatāra of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Ultimately, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the shelter of all living entities.
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