avatarira dehe saba avatarera sthiti
keho kona-mate kahe, yemana yara mati
avatarira—of the source; dehe—in the body; saba—all; avatarera—of the incarnations; sthiti—existence; keho—someone; kona-mate—in some way; kahe—says; yemana—as in the manner; yara—of whom; mati—the opinion.
All other incarnations are situated in potential form in the original body of the primeval Lord. Thus according to one's opinion, one may address Him as any one of the incarnations.
It is not contradictory for a devotee to call the Supreme Lord by any one of the various names of His plenary expansions because the original Personality of Godhead includes all such categories. Since the plenary expansions exist within the original person, one may call Him by any of these names. In Sri Caitanya-bhagavata (Madhya 6.95) Lord Caitanya says, "I was lying asleep in the ocean of milk, but I was awakened by the call of Nada, Sri Advaita Prabhu." Here the Lord refers to His form as Ksirodakasayi Visnu.
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