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atha jivanam bhagavad-dasatvam
tatha hi shvetashvatarah pathanti
tam ishvaranam paramam maheshvaram
tam daivtanam paramam ca daivatam
patim patinam paramam parastat
vidama devam bhuvanesham idyam
atha—now; jivanam—of the individual living entities; bhagavat—of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; dasatvam—the state of being the servants; tatha hi—furthermore; shvetashvatarah—the Shvetashvatara Upanishad; pathanti—reads; tam—Him; ishvaram—controller; tam—Him; daivatanam—of all the demigods; paramam—supreme; ca—and; daivatam—worshippable deity; patim—the director; patinam—of all directors; paramam—greater; parastat—than the greatest; vidama—we understand; devam—the Supreme Lord; bhuvana—of the entire world; isham—the master; idyam—worshipable.
5. The jivas (living entities) are by nature the servants of the Supreme Personality of Godhead:
The Shvetashvatara Upanishad (6.7) explains: "The Supreme Lord is the controller of all other controllers, and He is the greatest of all the diverse planetary leaders. Everyone is under His control. All entities are delegated with particular power only by the Supreme Lord; they are not supreme themselves. He is also worshipable by all demigods, and is the supreme director of all directors. Therefore, He is transcendental to all kinds of material leaders and controllers and is worshipable by all. There is no one greater than Him, and He is the supreme cause of all causes."
TEXT 2 (a)
brahma shambhus tathaivarkash
candramash ca shatakratuh
evam adyas tathaivanye
smritih—the Smriti-shastra; ca—and; brahma—Brahma; shambhuh—Shiva; tatha—in the same way; eva—certainly; arkah—Surya; candramah—Candra; shatakratuh—Indra; evam—in this way; adyah--beginning with; tatha—in the same way; anye—others; yuktah—engaged; vaishnava—of Lord Vishnu; tejasa—by the prowess.
The Smriti-shastra declares: "Brahma, Shiva, Surya, Candra, Indra, and all the other demigods are appointed to their posts by Lord Vishnu and given extraordinary powers by Him. They areall the servants of Lord Vishnu."
TEXT 2 (b)
sa-brahmakah sa-rudrash ca
sendra deva maharshibhih
devam narayanam harim
sa-brahmakah—with many Brahmas; sa-rudrah—with many Shivas; ca—and; sa-indrah—with many Indras; devah—demigods; maha-rishibhih—with the great sages; arcayanti—worship; sura—of all the demigods; shreshtham—the best; devam—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; narayanam—known as Narayana; harim—and Hari.
The Shastras explain: "Innumerable Brahmas, Shivas, Indras, sages and demigods, all worship the Supreme Lord Narayana, the best of the demigods."
TEXT 2 (c)
padme ca, jiva-lakshane
dasa-bhuto harer eva
padme—in the Padma Purana; jiva—of the living entities; lakshane—in the description; dasa-bhutah—a servant; hareh—of Lord Hari; eva—certainly; na—not; anyasya—of anyone else; kadacana—at any time.
The Padma Purana describes the nature of the jiva (individual living entity) in the following way: "By nature the living entity is eternally the servant of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Hari. He is never the servant of Brahma, Shiva, or anyone else."