Bg. 16.8

असत्यमप्रतिष्ठं ते जगदाहुरनीश्वरम् ।
अपरस्परसम्भूतं किमन्यत्कामहैतुकम् ॥८॥


asatyam apratiṣṭhaṁ te
jagad āhur anīśvaram
kim anyat kāma-haitukam


asatyamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigasatyam

—unreal; apratiṣṭhamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigapratiṣṭham

without foundation.
—without foundation; teplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigte

all; all of them (the demigods and demons); all of them (the demigods and the demons); all of them; all of those; all the gopas; all the asuric ministers; all the demigods; all the demigods and demons; all the demons; all the great sages; all the Pracetās; all the sons; all the sons of Jamadagni; all the watchmen; all those; all those persons who arrived; also from you; as desired by you; by him; by them; by You; for you; for your; from you; in your possession; Lord Paraśurāma's mother and brothers; of the two divisions; of them; of you (mother Ganges); of You (O dear Lord); of you; of Your good self; of Your Lordship; of yourself; speaking to you; such; such as you; such austerity and knowledge; such household life; such persons; such pure devotees are fully satisfied; that; that is; the gopīs and gopas; the hotā, brahmā and other priests; the cowherd men and ladies; the demigods; the demons (Yakṣas and Rākṣasas); the demons; the Gandharvas; the great sages (the Kumāras); the husbands; the men of Kārtavīryārjuna; the Pracetās; the Pāṇḍavas; the sages; the sons of Kārtavīryārjuna; the Yakṣas; their; therefore; these; these sons (the Savalāśvas); they; they are; to you; unto you; with you; You; your; Your Lordship; your request; Your service; yours; yourself.
—they; jagatplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigjagat

all over the world; all that is animate or inanimate; all the worlds, both material and spiritual; cosmic manifestation; cosmic manifestation created by You; everything, animate and inanimate; in the universe; in this material world; material world; moving; moving entities; moving forward (this whole universe); of the complete creation; of the cosmic creations; of the cosmic manifestation; of the entire universe; of the material world; of the universe; of the whole universe; of the whole world; of the world; seen to be moving; the cosmic manifestation; the entire material world; the entire universe; the entire world; the material world; the universal; the universe; the whole material creation; the whole universe; the whole world; the world; the worlds; this world; throughout the whole universe; to the universe; universal; universe; whole universe; whole world; world.
—the cosmic manifestation; āhuḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigāhuḥ

all the learned scholars say; are called; declare; have said; is called; is known; is said; is spoken; it is said; it is so said; learned scholars say; said; say; says; speak; the gopīs said; they began to say; they call; they said; they say.
—is said; anīśvaramplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biganīśvaram

with no controller.
—with no controller; aparasparaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigaparaspara

by mutual lust.
—by mutual lust; sambhūtamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsambhutam

caused; created; thus there was the creation of.
—caused; kimplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkim

and what is the value of such happiness; anything; are you; either; how; how can he be; how much; is it; is it that; nothing; something; what; what benefit; what for; what is; what is that; what is the benefit; what is the difficulty; what is the meaning; what is the need; what is the use; what is the use of; what is the value; what is there; what is there to fear; what kind of; what need; what need is there; what sort of; what then; what to speak of; what use; where is the necessity; whether; who; who is there; why.
anyatplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biganyat

another; any other; anyone else; anything else; anything more; anything other than You; different; differently; else; more; other; other causes; other material happinesses; other things; others; some other reason or accident; something else; yet You are everything.
—there is no other cause; kāmaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkama

a desire; all desires; amorous love; as Cupid; business; by lusty desires; Cupid; desire; desire for sense gratification; desires; desires for sense satisfaction; desiring; due to lusty desire; execution of the duty; from lust; fulfillment of desires; full of lust; lust; lust and desire; material desire; material desires; necessities; of lusty desires; of lusty desires or Cupid; of sense enjoyment; of sexual desire; passion; satisfaction of the senses; sense gratification; sexual pleasure; the desire; to sensual pleasures.
-haitukamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bighaitukam

it is due to lust only.
—it is due to lust only. 


They say that this world is unreal, that there is no foundation and that there is no God in control. It is produced of sex desire, and has no cause other than lust. 


The demoniac conclude that the world is phantasmagoria. There is no cause, no effect, no controller, no purpose: everything is unreal. They say that this cosmic manifestation arises due to chance material actions and reactions. They do not think that the world was created by God for a certain purpose. They have their own theory: that the world has come about in its own way and that there is no reason to believe that there is a God behind it. For them there is no difference between spirit and matter, and they do not accept the Supreme Spirit. Everything is matter only, and the whole cosmos is supposed to be a mass of ignorance. According to them, everything is void, and whatever manifestation exists is due to our ignorance in perception. They take it for granted that all manifestation of diversity is a display of ignorance. Just as in a dream we may create so many things, which actually have no existence, so when we are awake we shall see that everything is simply a dream. But factually, although the demons say that life is a dream, they are very expert in enjoying this dream. And so, instead of acquiring knowledge, they become more and more implicated in their dreamland. They conclude that as a child is simply the result of sexual intercourse between man and woman, this world is born without any soul. For them it is only a combination of matter that has produced the living entities, and there is no question of the existence of the soul. As many living creatures come out from perspiration and from a dead body without any cause, similarly, the whole living world has come out of the material combinations of the cosmic manifestation. Therefore material nature is the cause of this manifestation, and there is no other cause. They do not believe in the words of Kṛṣṇa in Bhagavad-gītā: mayādhyakṣeṇa prakṛtiḥ sūyate sa-carācaram. “Under My direction the whole material world is moving.” In other words, amongst the demons there is no perfect knowledge of the creation of this world; every one of them has some particular theory of his own. According to them, one interpretation of the scriptures is as good as another, for they do not believe in a standard understanding of the scriptural injunctions.