māyātīta paravyome sabāra avasthāna
viśve avatari' dhare 'avatāra' nāma
māyā-atīta—beyond the material nature; para-vyome—in the spiritual sky; sabāra—all of them; avasthāna—residence; viśve—within the material universe; avatari'-coming down; dhare—take; avatāra nāma—the name avatāra.
"All the expansions of Lord Kṛṣṇa are actually residents of the spiritual world. However, when they descend into the material world, they are called incarnations [avatāras].
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