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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.37
prāṇād abhūd yasya carācarāṇāḿ
prāṇaḥ saho balam ojaś ca vāyuḥ
anvāsma samrājam ivānugā vayaḿ
prasīdatāḿ naḥ sa mahā-vibhūtiḥ
prāṇāt — from the vital force; abhūt — generated; yasya — of whom; cara-acarāṇām — of all living entities, moving and nonmoving; prāṇaḥ — the vital force; sahaḥ — the basic principle of life; balam — strength; ojaḥ — the vital force; ca — and; vāyuḥ — the air; anvāsma — follow; samrājam — an emperor; iva — like; anugāḥ — followers; vayam — all of us; prasīdatām — may be pleased; naḥ — upon us; saḥ — He; mahā-vibhūtiḥ — the supremely powerful.
All living entities, moving and nonmoving, receive their vital force, their bodily strength and their very lives from the air. All of us follow the air for our vital force, exactly as servants follow an emperor. The vital force of air is generated from the original vital force of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. May that Supreme Lord be pleased with us.
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