TEXT 33
atma lukaite prabhu balila tanhare
"age kena iha, mata, na sikhale more
SYNONYMS
atma—Himself; lukaite—to hide; prabhu—the Lord; balila—replied; tanhare—unto Sacimata; age—in the beginning; kena—why; iha—this; mata—My dear mother; na sikhale—you didn't teach; more—unto Me.
TRANSLATION
The Lord replied to His mother, "Why did you conceal self-realization by not teaching Me this practical philosophy in the beginning?
PURPORT
If one is taught from the beginning of life the Vaisnava philosophy of duality or variety, the monistic philosophy will not very much bother him. In reality, everything is an emanation from the supreme source (janmady asya yatah). The original energy is exhibited in varieties, exactly like the sunshine, the original energy emanating from the sun, which acts as light and heat in variety. One cannot say that light is heat and heat is light, yet one cannot separate one from the other. Therefore Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's philosophy is acintya-bhedabheda, inconceivable nonseparation and distinction. Although there is an affinity between the two physical manifestations light and heat, there is a difference between them. Similarly, although the whole cosmic manifestation is the Lord's energy, the energy is nevertheless exhibited in varieties of manifestations.

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