Some of the Time quotes in
Bhâgavatam and Bhagavad
1.8: 28 / I consider You
the personification of Eternal Time, the Lord without a beginning or an
end, the All-pervasive One distributing Your mercy everywhere equally
among the beings who live in dissent with each other.
1.13: 49 / That
Father of Creation,
has, oh King, at present descended in this world in a form of [the
all-devouring] Time in order to eliminate all the enemies of the
2.1: 24 / His individual body is this gross material world in which
we experience all that belongs to the past, the present and the future
of this universe in existence.
2.1: 34 / Let me tell you that the hairs on the head of the Supreme
Controller are the clouds oh best of the Kurus, and that the
intelligence of the Almighty is the prime cause of the material
creation, so one says. His mind, the reservoir of all changes, is known
as the moon.
2.5:11 / All of the world that I created was created by the
effulgence [the brahmajyoti] of His existence, just as the fire,
the sun, the moon, the planets and the stars [radiate after His
2.5: 21-22 / [The Lord of] Eternal Time, the controller of the
deluding potency of matter [mâyâ] thus took upon Himself,
from His own potency spontaneously appearing in different obtained
[guna] forms, the workload [karma] and specific nature [or
svabhâva, of the living entity]. (22) Because of the
superintendence of the original person the creation of the mahat-tattva
[the 'greater reality'] took place, from eternal time there was the
transformation of the modes and from these specific natures the
different activities found their existence.
3.4: 16 / Even though You have no desires You engage in all kinds of
activities, even though You are unborn You still take birth, as the
controller of eternal Time You take nevertheless shelter of the
fortress out of fear for Your enemies and despite of enjoying within
Yourself, You lead a household life in the association of women; this
bewilders the intelligence of the scholars in this world.
3.5: 33-36 / Material energy is a partial mixture of time
[the time of expanding and contracting]. The Supreme Lord glancing this
over from the ether, thus being contacted created the transformation of
that touch in the form of air. (34) The air, also transformed by the
extremely powerful ether, gave rise to the form of light and [the
bio-electricity] of sense perception by which the world is seen. (35)
From the interaction of the air and its bio-electricity with the glance
of the Lord [of the ether] there was by the mixture of time a
transformation of the material energy that created the taste [for life]
in water. (36) The electrified water thus created due to the
transformation of the Supreme Spirit [of the ether] glancing over the
earth, led to the creation of the quality of smell with the partly
uniting of the external energy with eternal time.
3.6: 15 / Eyes appeared in the gigantic body which offered a
position to Tvashthâ, the director of light and the power of
sight by which forms can be seen.
3.6: 24 / Next the heart of the Universal Being manifested in which
Candra, the god of the moon took his position with the function of
mental activity because of which one is lost in thoughts.
S.B. 3.11: 11-13 / The
of such a 'day' and 'night' is called an ancestral
[traditional and solar] month with two of them forming a season.
There are six of them [resp. 'cold' or hemanta, 'dew' or s'is'ira,
'spring' or vasanta, 'warm' or grîshma, 'rainy' or varshâs
and 'autumn' or s'arad, counting from December 22] corresponding to the
movement of the sun going through the southern and northern sky. (12)
This movement of the sun is said to form one day of the demigods and is
called a vatsara [a tropical year] of twelve months. The duration of
life of the human being is estimated to be of a great number [a
hundred] of those years [see also the
'full calendar of order']. (13) The infinitesimal particles and their
combinations, the planets, the heavenly bodies [like the moon] and the
stars, all rotate in the universe, to return in a year in the Almighty
[cyclic order] of eternal of time.
3.11:39 / This eternal time, beginning from the atom up to the
final duration of two parârdhas, is never capable of controlling
the Supreme Lord, it is the controller of the ones identified with
3.12: 39 / Also the Itihâsas -
the separate histories - and the collections of classical stories, the
Purânas, who together are known as the fifth Veda, manifested
from the mouths of him who can see in all directions.
3 / The demigods said: 'You, oh mighty one,
must be knowing about this darkness we are so very afraid of. Your
supreme divinity is not affected by time and thus nothing is hidden for
16 / Oh original father of all,
the conditioned souls in the grip of desire are all bound by the rope
of the words of You as the Lord of the living beings. I, following
their example also offer my oblations to You, oh light of eternal time.
3.21: 18 / The wheel of the universe
which with a tremendous speed spins around the axle of the imperishable
[nature] of You [Brahman] with three naves [sun, moon and stars],
[twelve to] thirteen spokes [as lunar months], three hundred and sixty
joints [as days in a demigod year], six rims [as seasons], and
innumerable leaves [moments], cuts short the life-span of the universe
but not the lives of the devotees. (updates June 2, 2013)
2 / Thus one following the other, the saintly kings received this
science understanding it that way but in the course of time in
this world this great way of connecting oneself was scattered, o
subduer of the enemies.
7 / Whenever and wherever it is sure that one weakens in righteousness
and a predominance of injustice does manifest, o descendant of Bharata,
at that time I do manifest Myself.
7 / Therefore go on remembering Me at all times and fighting
with your mind and intelligence surrendered to Me, certainly you will
attain Me without doubt.
10: 30 / Of the Daitya's [non-theist sons of Diti who churned the
ocean] I am Prahlâda, of what rules I am the Time, of the
animals the lion and of the birds I am Garuda [Vainateya].
B.G. 10: 33 / Of the letters I am the first one [the A], of the
compound words I am the dual one and certainly am I the eternal of
Time and the Creator facing all directions [Brahmâ].
11: 7 / See here and now the universe completely, all at the same
time, with all that moves and not moves, in this body of Mine, o
conqueror of sleep, and also whatever else you wish to see.
11: 32 / Time I am, the great destroyer of the worlds engaged
here in destroying all people, except for you [brothers] only, will all
the soldiers who are situated on both sides, find their end.
13: 31 / When one following that tries to see that the diversity of the
living beings is resting in oneness and that it expanded to that
reality, at that time one attains the Absolute of the Spirit.
14: 11 / When to all the gates of the body the enlightenment of
knowledge develops, at that time one says is the mode of
17: 20 / Donations given dutifully, irrespective the return, at the
proper time and place and to suitable persons - that giving is
considered to be of goodness.
17: 22 / That charity which is given at the wrong place, the wrong
time and to unworthy persons and as well is given without respect
and proper attention - that is said to be in the mode of ignorance.
18: 61 / The Supreme Master resides in the heart of all living
entities, o Arjuna, directing each creature subject to the
mechanical of time and matter.