Speech at Gaudiya Math Center

Visakhapatnam, February 19, 1972
Prabhupada: ...His Holiness Sripada Puri Maharaja, we are very much thankful to the authorities of this temple for giving us shelter and associating with this holy function. You will translate? (Indian devotee translates throughout but tape is wound fast forward over these translations) Today's function is installing a different important incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. In the Brahma-samhita about the incarnation of the Supreme Lord, Govinda is mentioned primarily beginning with Rama.
Krsna is the original Personality of Godhead, as it is said in the Bhagavad-gita and other Vedic literature. Krsna says Himself, mattah parataram nanyat kincid asti dhananjaya [Bg. 7.7], "There is no more superior authority than Me." There is no difference between Lord Rama, Lord Krsna, Lord Nrsimha, Varaha, They are all the Supreme Personality of Godhead. That is the explanation that a candle, the original candle, and you can lit up another candle, you can lit up another candle. Although the original candle you can say number one candle, but all the candles are equally powerful. There is no question. Because the second candle is enlightened from the first candle, it does not mean that the second candle is less powerful than the original candle. The one Supreme Lord, He expands Himself. Just like we can get one example. You can have your photograph and you can by photograph, you can expand yourself. Or you stand before hundreds and millions of mirrors, your body will be reflected, your bodily feature will be reflected. But the thing is, in this material world, that reflection of the body is not as good as the original body because it is dual world. But in the absolute world, such reflection, such expansion, they are as good as the original. Similarly, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, as we have sung just now, radha-madhava kunja-bihari, He lives in His place, Goloka.
tabhir ya eva nija-rupataya kalabhih
goloka eva nivasaty akhilatma-bhuto
govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami
[Bs. 5.37]
Although He is always situated in Goloka Vrndavana for satisfaction of the inhabitants of Vrndavana. Gopi-jana-vallabha giri-vara-dhari. Krsna, the original Personality of Godhead, is very busy to satisfy the gopi-jana, the gopis and the cowherd boys. He does not go out of Vrndavana. But still, because He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He can expand Himself in such a way. Andantara-stham paramanu-cayantara-stham govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami. Krsna expands Himself, eko bahu syama. According to Vedic description, the first is visnu-tattva. Visnu-tattva and jiva-tattva. The visnu-tattva is called svamsa. There is no difference between one visnu-tattva to another. Just like (indistinct) Ramacandra, He is visnu-tattva. Narayana, visnu-tattva. Balarama, visnu-tattva. So there is no difference in power. They are called svamsa, svamsa-vistrra. And there are other vistrra. That is called vibhinnamsa vistrra, separated part and parcel. We are, we the jivas, we are also expansion of Krsna or Visnu. But we are a small, separated part and parcel, whereas visnu-tattva expansion, They are full in power. The visnu-tattvas are known as purusa-tattva, whereas the jiva-tattva is known as sakti-tattva. Jiva-tattva, as the Mayavadi philosophers, they think that jiva-tattva can be God or jiva can become God. That is a false theory. It has no value according to Vedic scripture. In the Bhagavad-gita, it is said that
apareyam itas (tv anyam)
tu viddhi me prakrtim param
jiva-bhutam maha-baho
yayedam dharyate jagat
[Bg. 7.5]
So this jiva-tattva is accepted as prakrti, not purusa. There are two kinds of prakrtis or energies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One is called inferior energy, bhumir apo 'nalo vayuh [Bg. 7.4], these material elements, earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence, and false ego, they are inferior energies of the Supreme Lord. And the jiva-bhuta, that superior energy world, because the superior energy tries to lord it over the material energy. Just like we are jivas. Every one of us trying to utilize the material resources of the material nature. We are simply trying. Actually we are not bhokta. Bhokta is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. [break]
...natural endeavor of the jivas, living entities, to have control over this material world is false. Therefore, this Krsna consciousness movement is propagated to make them understand that their endeavor to lord it over the material nature will always be frustrated. An example can be given, one gentleman has got more than one wife. So if the wives quarrel between themselves that one wife will enjoy the another or predominate over the other wives, that is not possible. Similarly, prakrti, we are prakrti, we cannot control over the other prakrti. It may be I am superior prakrti but the other is inferior prakrti. But that does not mean one prakrti can enjoy the other prakrti. Therefore, this enjoying spirit should be given up. This enjoying spirit is maya. Maya means illusion. The same example, one woman cannot enjoy other woman. The all women is enjoyable by the man, that is the nature. Similarly, we are prakrti, jiva, and the material world is also prakrti. So one prakrti cannot enjoy prakrti. The best thing is, best adjustment is that all the prakrtis should be engaged in the service of the Lord. That is Krsna consciousness.
Therefore, Krsna says, sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja [Bg. 18.66]. All these prakrtis different wives of Krsna or energies, they are struggling, unnecessarily they are struggling to become predominator. In this material world, everyone is trying to be predominator. One nation is trying to become predominator of other nations. One man is trying to be predominator of other men. One brother is trying to be predominator of other brothers. This is maya. So everyone should give up the spirit of predominating. They should be willingly surrendered for becoming predominated by the Supreme Lord. Then you will be in peace (?). The whole world is suffering on this false predominating position. The human form different parties, this party and that party. But if you have got the same disease, same disease means spirit of predominating. At the present moment, it is going on. Take for example the Communist Party or Jana Sangha Party or this party or that party. They have formed different parties but the disease is there that "I shall predominate." So this party forming with the diseased condition that "I shall be enjoyer," there cannot be any peace. [break] Therefore, in the Srimad-Bhagavatam it is said,
na te viduh svartha-gatim hi visnum
durasaya ye bahir-artha-maninah
andha yathandhair upaniyamanas
te 'pisa-tantryam uru-damni baddhah
[SB 7.5.31]
The different parties, different mentalities, they are trying to predominate over other. They are blind themselves. Andha yathandhair upaniyamanas. One blind man is trying to lead other blind men. There cannot be any benefit. They should know the ultimate goal of life is Visnu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and we shall all surrender unto Him. Then there can be peace and prosperity. Thank you very much. [break]
Devotee: Speech delivered in the Gaudiya Math, Visakhapatnam, February 19th, 1972. (break—kirtana with Srila Prabhupada leading) (end)

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