Speaker : HH Kavi Candra Swami August 29, 2013
CC Ādi 2.68 — The Bhāgavatam describes the symptoms and deeds of the incarnations in general and counts Śrī Kṛṣṇa among them.
CC Ādi 2.69 — This made Sūta Gosvāmī greatly apprehensive. Therefore he distinguished each incarnation by its specific symptoms.
CC Ādi 2.70 — All the incarnations of Godhead are plenary portions or parts of the plenary portions of the puruṣa-avatāras, but the primeval Lord is Śrī Kṛṣṇa. He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the fountainhead of all incarnations.
CC Ādi 2.71 — An opponent may say, “This is your interpretation, but actually the Supreme Lord is Nārāyaṇa, who is in the transcendental realm.
CC Ādi 2.72 — “He [Nārāyaṇa] incarnates as Lord Kṛṣṇa. This is the meaning of the verse as I see it. There is no need for further consideration.”
CC Ādi 2.73 — To such a misguided interpreter we may reply, “Why should you suggest such fallacious logic? An interpretation is never accepted as evidence if it opposes the principles of scripture.
CC Ādi 2.74 — “ ‘One should not state a predicate before its subject, for it cannot thus stand without proper support.’
CC Ādi 2.75 — “If I do not state a subject, I do not state a predicate. First I speak the former and then I speak the latter.
CC Ādi 2.76 — “The predicate of a sentence is what is unknown to the reader, whereas the subject is what is known to him.
CC Ādi 2.77 — “For example, we may say, ‘This vipra is a greatly learned man.’ In this sentence, the vipra is the subject, and the predicate is his erudition.
CC Ādi 2.78 — “The man’s being a vipra is known, but his erudition is unknown. Therefore the person is identified first and his erudition later.
CC Ādi 2.79 — “In the same way, all these incarnations were known, but whose incarnations they are was unknown.
CC Ādi 2.80 — “First the word ‘ete’ [‘these’] establishes the subject [the incarnations]. Then ‘plenary portions of the puruṣa-avatāras’ follows as the predicate.
CC Ādi 2.81 — “In the same way, when Kṛṣṇa was first counted among the incarnations, specific knowledge about Him was still unknown.
CC Ādi 2.82 — “Therefore first the word ‘kṛṣṇa’ appears as the subject, followed by the predicate, describing Him as the original Personality of Godhead.
CC Ādi 2.83 — “This establishes that Śrī Kṛṣṇa is the original Personality of Godhead. The original Personality of Godhead is therefore necessarily Kṛṣṇa.
CC Ādi 2.84 — “Had Kṛṣṇa been the plenary portion and Nārāyaṇa the primeval Lord, the statement of Sūta Gosvāmī would have been reversed.
CC Ādi 2.85 — “Thus he would have said, ‘Nārāyaṇa, the source of all incarnations, is the original Personality of Godhead. He has appeared as Śrī Kṛṣṇa.’
CC Ādi 2.86 — “Mistakes, illusions, cheating and defective perception do not occur in the sayings of the authoritative sages.