TEXT 249
avatārā hy asaṅkhyeyā
hareḥ sattva-nidher dvijāḥ
yathā 'vidāsinaḥ kulyāḥ
sarasaḥ syuḥ sahasraśaḥ
SYNONYMS
avatārāḥ—all the incarnations; hi—certainly; asaṅkhyeyāḥ—beyond counting; hareḥ—from the Supreme Personality of Godhead; sattva-nidheḥ—who is the reservoir of spiritual energy; dvijāḥ—O brāhmaṇas; yathā—as; avidāsinaḥ—containing a great reservoir of water; kulyāḥ—small ponds; sarasaḥ—from a lake; syuḥ—must be; sahasraśaḥ—by hundreds and thousands of times.
TRANSLATION
" 'O learned brāhmaṇas, just as hundreds and thousands of small ponds issue from great reservoirs of water, innumerable incarnations flow from Śrī Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the reservoir of all power.'
PURPORT
This verse is quoted from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (1.3.26).

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