TEXT 40
sei para-vyome narayanera cari pase
dvaraka-catur-vyuhera dvitiya prakase
SYNONYMS
sei—that; para-vyome—in the spiritual sky; narayanera—of Lord Narayana; cari pase—on four sides; dvarakaDvaraka; catur-vyuhera—of the quadruple expansions; dvitiya—the second; prakase—manifestation.
TRANSLATION
In that spiritual sky, on the four sides of Narayana, are the second expansions of the quadruple expansions of Dvaraka.
PURPORT
Within the spiritual sky is a second manifestation of the quadruple forms of Dvaraka from the abode of Krsna. Among these forms, which are all spiritual and immune to the material modes, Sri Baladeva is represented as Maha-sankarsana.
The actions in the spiritual sky are manifested by the internal potency in pure spiritual existence. They expand in six transcendental opulences, which are all manifestations of Maha-sankarsana, who is the ultimate reservoir and objective of all living entities. Although belonging to the marginal potency known as jiva-sakti, the spiritual sparks known as the living entities are subjected to the conditions of material energy. It is because these sparks are related with both the internal and external potencies of the Lord that they are known as belonging to the marginal potency.
In considering the quadruple forms of the absolute Personality of Godhead, known as Vasudeva, Sankarsana, Pradyumna and Aniruddha, the impersonalists, headed by Sripada Sankaracarya, have interpreted the aphorisms of the Vedanta-sutra in a way suitable for the impersonalist school. To provide the intrinsic import of such aphorisms, however, Srila Rupa Gosvami, the leader of the six Gosvamis of Vrndavana, has properly replied to the impersonalists in his Laghu-bhagavatamrta, which is a natural commentary on the aphorisms of the Vedanta-sutra.
The Padma Purana, as quoted by Srila Rupa Gosvami in his Laghu-bhagavatamrta, describes that in the spiritual sky there are four directions, corresponding to east, west, north and south, in which Vasudeva, Sankarsana, Aniruddha and Pradyumna are situated. The same forms are also situated in the material sky. The Padma Purana also describes a place in the spiritual sky known as Vedavati-pura, where Vasudeva resides. In Visnuloka, which is above Satyaloka, Sankarsana resides. Maha-sankarsana is another name of Sankarsana. Pradyumna lives in Dvaraka-pura, and Aniruddha lies on the eternal bed of Sesa, generally known as ananta-sayya, on the island called Svetadvipa, in the ocean of milk.

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