Speaker : HH Kavi Candra Swami August 22, 2013
CC Ādi 2.56 — “You are the ultimate shelter of these three plenary portions. Thus there is not the slightest doubt that You are the primeval Nārāyaṇa.
CC Ādi 2.57 — “The source of these three features is the Nārāyaṇa in the spiritual sky. He is Your vilāsa expansion. Therefore You are the ultimate Nārāyaṇa.”
CC Ādi 2.58 — Therefore according to the authority of Brahmā, the Nārāyaṇa who is the predominating Deity in the transcendental world is but the vilāsa feature of Kṛṣṇa. This has now been conclusively proved.
CC Ādi 2.59 — The truth indicated in this verse [text 30] is the essence of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. This conclusion, through synonyms, applies everywhere.
CC Ādi 2.60 — Not knowing that Brahman, Paramātmā and Bhagavān are all features of Kṛṣṇa, foolish scholars speculate in various ways.
CC Ādi 2.61 — Because Nārāyaṇa has four hands whereas Kṛṣṇa looks just like a man, they say that Nārāyaṇa is the original God whereas Kṛṣṇa is but an incarnation.
CC Ādi 2.62 — In this way their arguments appear in various forms, but the poetry of the Bhāgavatam expertly refutes them all.
CC Ādi 2.63 — “Learned transcendentalists who know the Absolute Truth say that it is nondual knowledge and is called impersonal Brahman, the localized Paramātmā and the Personality of Godhead.”
CC Ādi 2.64 — My dear brothers, kindly listen to the explanation of this verse and consider its meaning: the one original entity is known in His three different features.
CC Ādi 2.65 — Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself is the one undivided Absolute Truth, the ultimate reality. He manifests Himself in three features — as Brahman, Paramātmā and Bhagavān.
CC Ādi 2.66 — The import of this verse has stopped you from arguing. Now listen to another verse of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam.
CC Ādi 2.67 — “All these incarnations of Godhead are either plenary portions or parts of the plenary portions of the puruṣa-avatāras. But Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself. In every age He protects the world through His different features when the world is disturbed by the enemies of Indra.”