Vivekachudamani is one of the popular works of Adi Shankaracharya. 233th verse of Vivekachudamani is as follows:

ईश्वरो वस्तुतत्त्वज्ञो न चाहं तेष्ववस्थितः ।
न च मत्स्थानि भूतानीत्येवमेव व्यचीक्लृपत् ॥ २३३॥

Īśvaro vastutattvajño na cāhaṃ teṣvavasthitaḥ ।
na ca matsthāni bhūtānītyevameva vyacīklṛpat ॥ 233॥

233. The Lord, who knows the secret of all things has supported this view in the words: "But I am not in them" … "nor are the beings in Me".

This verse says that Ishwar made the procurement or utterance that "But I am not in them" … "nor are the beings in Me". I want to know where Lord said this. Which scripture is this present?

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Krishna declared that in 9th Adhyaya of Bhagavad Gita:

मया ततमिदं सर्वं जगदव्यक्तमूर्तिना।
मत्स्थानि सर्वभूतानि न चाहं तेष्ववस्थितः।।9.4।।

9.4 This whole world is prevaded by Me in My unmanifest form. All beings exist in Me, but I am not contained in them!

न च मत्स्थानि भूतानि पश्य मे योगमैश्वरम्।
भूतभृन्न च भूतस्थो ममात्मा भूतभावनः।।9.5।।

9.5 Nor do the beings dwell in Me. Behod My divine Yoga! I am the sustainer and originator of beings, but My Self is not contained in the beings.

See the emphasized words are literally matching with that verse of Vivekachudamani.

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