HH Kavicandra Swami
July 16, 2015
CC Ādi 6.16 — Lord Viṣṇu Himself is the efficient [nimitta] cause of the material world, and Nārāyaṇa in the form of Śrī Advaita is the material cause [upādāna].
CC Ādi 6.17 — Lord Viṣṇu, in His efficient aspect, glances over the material energy, and Śrī Advaita, as the material cause, creates the material world.
CC Ādi 6.18 — Although the Sāṅkhya philosophy accepts that the material ingredients are the cause, the creation of the world never arises from dead matter.
CC Ādi 6.19 — The Lord infuses the material ingredients with His own creative potency. Then, by the power of the Lord, creation takes place.
CC Ādi 6.20 — In the form of Advaita He infuses the material ingredients with creative energy. Therefore, Advaita is the original cause of creation.
CC Ādi 6.21 — Śrī Advaita Ācārya is the creator of millions and millions of universes, and by His expansions [as Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu] He maintains each and every universe.
CC Ādi 6.22 — Śrī Advaita is the principal limb [aṅga] of Nārāyaṇa. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam speaks of “limb” [aṅga] as “a plenary portion” [aṁśa] of the Lord.
CC Ādi 6.23 — “O Lord of lords, You are the seer of all creation. You are indeed everyone’s dearest life. Are You not, therefore, my father, Nārāyaṇa? ‘Nārāyaṇa’ refers to one whose abode is in the water born from Nara [Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu], and that Nārāyaṇa is Your plenary portion. All Your plenary portions are transcendental. They are absolute and are not creations of māyā.”
CC Ādi 6.24 — This verse describes that the limbs and plenary portions of the Lord are all spiritual; They have no relationship with the material energy.
CC Ādi 6.25 — Why has Śrī Advaita been called a limb and not a part? The reason is that “limb” implies greater intimacy.
CC Ādi 6.26 — Śrī Advaita, who is a reservoir of virtues, is the main limb of Mahā-Viṣṇu. His full name is Advaita, for He is identical in all respects with that Lord.
CC Ādi 6.27 — As He had formerly created all the universes, now He descended to introduce the path of bhakti.
CC Ādi 6.28 — He delivered all living beings by offering the gift of kṛṣṇa-bhakti. He explained the Bhagavad-gītā and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam in the light of devotional service.