TEXT 185
prabhava-vaibhava-bhede vilasa--dvidhakara
vilasera vilasa-bheda--ananta prakara
SYNONYMS
prabhava-vaibhava-bhede—by the differences between prabhava and vaibhava,; vilasa—pastime expansion; dvidha-akara—twofold; vilasera—of pastime forms; vilasa-bheda—by the different pastimes; ananta prakara—unlimited varieties.
TRANSLATION
"Again the vilasa forms are divided into twofold categories-prabhava and vaibhava. Again the pastimes of these forms are of unlimited variety.
PURPORT
In the Laghu-bhagavatamrta, Purva-khanda, verse 17, it is stated:
tadrso nyuna-saktim yo
vyanakti svamsa iritah
sankarsanadir matsyadir
yatha tat-tat-svadhamasu
When a form of Krsna is nondifferent from the original form but is less important and exhibits less potency, it is called svamsa. Examples of the svamsa expansion can be found in the quadruple forms of the Lord residing in their respective places, beginning with Sankarsana, Pradyumna and Aniruddha and including the purusa-avataras, lila-avataras, manvantara-avataras and yuga-avataras.

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