TEXT 249
avatara hy asankhyeya
hareh sattva-nidher dvijah
yatha 'vidasinah kulyah
sarasah syuh sahasrasah
SYNONYMS
avatarah—all the incarnations; hi—certainly; asankhyeyah—beyond counting; hareh—from the Supreme Personality of Godhead; sattva-nidheh—who is the reservoir of spiritual energy; dvijah—O brahmanas; yatha—as; avidasinah—containing a great reservoir of water; kulyah—small ponds; sarasah—from a lake; syuh—must be; sahasrasah—by hundreds and thousands of times.
TRANSLATION
" 'O learned brahmanas, just as hundreds and thousands of small ponds issue from great reservoirs of water, innumerable incarnations flow from Sri Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the reservoir of all power.'
PURPORT
This verse is quoted from Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.3.26).

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