Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 15 - Verse 3-4

na rupam asyeha tathopalabhyate
nanto na cadir na ca sampratishtha
ashvattham enam suvirudha-mulam
asanga-shastrena dridhena chittva
tatah padam tat parimargitavyam
yasmin gata na nivartanti bhuyah
tam eva cadyam purusham prapadye
yatah pravrittih prasrita purani

Translation: 

The form of this tree cannot be perceived in this world. Indeed, none can fully comprehend where the tree begins, where it ends, or where its foundation lies. One must cut down this strong-rooted banyan tree with the weapon of detachment and search out that place from which, once having gone, one never returns. One must take shelter of the Supreme Person, from whom all things have originated from time immemorial.

Translation: 
Commentary: 
Herein, the material world is compared to a great banyan tree whose roots are above and branches below and whose leaves are the Vedic hymns etc. This is an analogy of the material world as a reflection of reality, whose origin, foundation and end are fully indiscernible to conditioned living beings in the grasp of material illusion. One must cut through this illusion with the weapon of detachment and search out knowledge of the Supreme Abode of Krishna. ...continue reading »

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