uttama-bhagavata is an impersonalist? in Spiritual Discussions Posted May 31, 2009 · Report reply I recently read this Shrimad Bhagavatam 11.2.45. Śrī Havir said: The most advanced devotee sees within everything the soul of all souls, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Consequently he sees everything in relation to the Supreme Lord and understands that everything that exists is eternally situated within the Lord. I have heard such an explanation that anything in this world serves as bhakti-udipana (stimulus of bhava) for an uttama-adhikari. Whatever he sees, it immediately causes emotions of bhava arise in his heart and thus he perceives his ista-deva. Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada would give the following example to illustrate this: When a mother sees her child's shoes, it immediately makes her remember him.