Anadi-Nidhanah: One who is without beginning or end.

Aadi means beginning, so Anadi means without beginning. Nidhana means the end. Thus Anadinidhanah means one without a beginning or end – Eternal.

na yasyādy-antau madhyaṁ ca svaḥ paro nāntaraṁ bahiḥ

viśvasyāmūni yad yasmād viśvaṁ ca tad ṛtaṁ mahat( SB 8.1.12)

The Supreme Personality of Godhead has no beginning, no end and no middle. Nor does He belong to a particular person or nation. He has no inside or outside. The dualities found within this material world, such as beginning and end, mine and theirs, are all absent from the personality of the Supreme Lord. The universe, which emanates from Him, is another feature of the Lord. Therefore the Supreme Lord is the ultimate truth, and He is complete in greatness.

īśvaraḥ paramaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ sac-cid-ānanda-vigrahaḥ

anādir ādir govindaḥ sarva-kāraṇa-kāraṇam (bs 5.1)

“Kṛiṣhṇa, known as Govinda, is the supreme controller. He has an eternal, blissful, spiritual body. He is the origin of all. He has no other origin, for He is the prime cause of all causes.”

There is beginning, end and even middle in the material world. There is no such concept with Krishna. He is eternal and beyond time. Everything associated with Him is eternal too. In this material world we sometimes hear people say “eternally yours”, but it is untrue – nothing is eternal in this temporary world. All our relationships are never eternal. Only thing which is eternal is our true connection with Krishna, birth after birth.

Lets chant the Holy Name and seek to be eternally situated in His devotional service with true Bhakti.

Nama 42 – VishnuSahasranama

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