ta āveśā nigadyante
jīvā eva mahattamāḥ
jñāna-śakti-ādi-kalayā—by portions of the potencies of knowledge, devotional service, creation, personal service, ruling over the material world, carrying the different planets, and killing the rogues and miscreants; yatra—wherever; āviṣṭaḥ—is entered; janārdanaḥ—the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu; te—they; āveśāḥ—empowered; nigadyante—are called; jīvāḥ—living entities; eva—although; mahat-tamāḥ—most exalted devotees.
" 'Whenever the Lord is present in someone by portions of His various potencies, the living entity representing the Lord is called śaktyāveśa-avatāra-that is, an incarnation invested with special power.'
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