CC Adi 1.65-81

Speaker: Ramananda Dasa

February 7, 2013

CC Ādi 1.65-66 — There are three categories of incarnations of Godhead: partial incarnations, qualitative incarnations and empowered incarnations. The puruṣas and Matsya are examples of partial incarnations.

CC Ādi 1.67 — Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva are qualitative incarnations. Empowered incarnations are those like the Kumāras, King Pṛthu and Mahāmuni Vyāsa [the compiler of the Vedas].
CC Ādi 1.68 — The Personality of Godhead exhibits Himself in two kinds of forms: prakāśa and vilāsa.
CC Ādi 1.69-70 — When the Personality of Godhead expands Himself in many forms, all nondifferent in Their features, as Lord Kṛṣṇa did when He married sixteen thousand queens and when He performed His rāsa dance, such forms of the Lord are called manifested forms [prakāśa-vigrahas].
CC Ādi 1.71 — “It is astounding that Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who is one without a second, expanded Himself in sixteen thousand similar forms to marry sixteen thousand queens in their respective homes.”
CC Ādi 1.72 — “When Lord Kṛṣṇa, surrounded by groups of cowherd girls, began the festivities of the rāsa dance, the Lord of all mystic powers placed Himself between each two girls.”
CC Ādi 1.73-74 — “When the cowherd girls and Kṛṣṇa thus joined together, each girl thought that Kṛṣṇa was dearly embracing her alone. To behold this wonderful pastime of the Lord’s, the denizens of heaven and their wives, all very eager to see the dance, flew in the sky in their hundreds of airplanes. They showered flowers and beat sweetly on drums.”
CC Ādi 1.75 — “If numerous forms, all equal in their features, are displayed simultaneously, such forms are called prakāśa-vigrahas of the Lord.”
CC Ādi 1.76 — But when the numerous forms are slightly different from one another, they are called vilāsa-vigrahas.
CC Ādi 1.77 — “When the Lord displays numerous forms with different features by His inconceivable potency, such forms are called vilāsa-vigrahas.”
CC Ādi 1.78 — Examples of such vilāsa-vigrahas are Baladeva, Nārāyaṇa in Vaikuṇṭha-dhāma, and the catur-vyūha — Vāsudeva, Saṅkarṣaṇa, Pradyumna and Aniruddha.
CC Ādi 1.79-80 — The energies [consorts] of the Supreme Lord are of three kinds: the Lakṣmīs in Vaikuṇṭha, the queens in Dvārakā and the gopīs in Vṛndāvana. The gopīs are the best of all, for they have the privilege of serving Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the primeval Lord, the son of the King of Vraja.
CC Ādi 1.81 — The personal associates of the primeval Lord, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, are His devotees, who are identical with Him. He is complete with His entourage of devotees.

 

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