virad hiranya-garbhas ca
karanam cety upadhayah
isasya yat tribhir hinam
turiyam tat pracaksate
virat—the virat manifestation; hiranya-garbhah—the hiranyagarbha manifestation; ca—and; karanam—the karana manifestation; ca—and; iti—thus; upadhayah—particular designations; isasya—of the Lord; yat—that which; tribhih—these three; hinam—without; turiyam—the fourth; tat—that; pracaksate—is considered.
" 'In the material world the Lord is designated as virat, hiranyagarbha and karana. But beyond these three designations, the Lord is ultimately in the fourth dimension.'
The phenomenal manifestation of the Supreme Whole, the numinous soul of everything, and the cause or causal nature are all but designations of the purusas, who are responsible for material creation. The transcendental position surpasses these designations and is therefore called the position of the fourth dimension. This is a quotation from Sridhara Svami's commentary on the Eleventh Canto, Fifteenth Chapter, verse 16, of Srimad-Bhagavatam.
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