Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Ten verse 20

अहमात्मा गुडाकेश सर्वभूताशयस्थित: ।
अहमादिश्च मध्यं च भूतानामन्त एव च ॥ २० ॥

aham ātmā guḍākeśa sarvabhūtāśayasthitaḥ |
aham ādiśca madhyaṃ ca bhūtānām anta eva ca ||

aham - I; I amātman - essence; the highest personal principle of life; the individual soul, selfsarva - whole, entire, all, every one; altogether, wholly, completely, in all parts, everywherebhūta - material element, one of the 5 elements; that which is or exists, any living being; being or being like anything, consisting of, mixed or joined withāśaya - seed, deposit; resting place; ‘stock’ or ‘the balance of the fruits of previous works, which lie stored up in the mind in the form of mental deposits of merit or demeritsthiti - staying or remaining or being in any state or condition; continuance in being, maintenance of life, continued existencemadhya - moderateness; middle, central, being in the middle or centre; Intervening, intermediate; standing between two, impartial, neutralca - andanta - end (from ... to)eva - indeed, truly, really; thus; so, just so, exactly so

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:

Ātma – That which nourishes.