TEXT 61
avatārī nārāyaṇa, kṛṣṇa avatāra
teṅha catur-bhuja, iṅha manuṣya-ākāra
SYNONYMS
avatārī—source of incarnations; nārāyaṇa—Lord Nārāyaṇa; kṛṣṇa—Lord Kṛṣṇa; avatāra—incarnation; teṅha—that; catuḥ-bhuja—four arms; iṅha—this; manuṣya—like a man; ākāra—form.
TRANSLATION
Because Nārāyaṇa has four hands whereas Kṛṣṇa looks just like a man, they say that Nārāyaṇa is the original God whereas Kṛṣṇa is but an incarnation.
PURPORT
Some scholars argue that Nārāyaṇa is the original Personality of Godhead of whom Kṛṣṇa is an incarnation because Śrī Kṛṣṇa has two hands whereas Nārāyaṇa has four. Such unintelligent scholars do not understand the features of the Absolute.

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