TEXT 9
misra kahe,--balagopala ache sila-sange
tenho murti hana ghare khele, jani, range
SYNONYMS
misra kaheJagannatha Misra said; bala-gopala—Lord Krsna as a child; ache—there is; sila-sange—along with the salagrama-sila; tenho—He; murti hana—taking His transcendental form; ghare—within the room; khele—plays; jani—I understand; range—in curiosity.
TRANSLATION
Jagannatha Misra said, "Certainly child Krsna is with the salagrama-sila. Taking His childhood form, He is playing within the room."
PURPORT
When the form of the Lord is carved from wood, stone or any other element, it is to be understood that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is there. Even logically we can understand that all material elements are expansions of the energy of the Lord. Since the energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is nondifferent from His personal body, the Lord is always present in His energy, and He manifests Himself on account of the ardent desire of a devotee. Since the Lord is supremely powerful, it is logical that He can manifest Himself in His energy. Deity worship or worship of the salagrama-sila is not idol worship. The Deity of the Lord in the house of a pure devotee can act exactly as He can in His original transcendental personality.

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