TEXT 33
'brahma'-sabde kahe 'sad-aisvarya-purna bhagavan'
tanre 'nirvisesa' sthapi, 'purnata' haya hana
SYNONYMS
brahma-sabde—by the word brahma; kahe—is meant; sat-aisvarya-purna bhagavan—the Supreme Personality of Godhead, full in all six opulences; tanre—Him; nirvisesa sthapi—if we make impersonal; purnata haya hana—His completeness becomes damaged.
TRANSLATION
"The word Brahman means 'the greatest.' This means that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is full in all six opulences. However, if we take the one-sided impersonalist view, His fullness is diminished.
PURPORT
The Supreme Personality of Godhead is originally the Supreme Person. The Lord says in Bhagavad-gita (9.4):
maya tatam idam sarvam
jagad avyakta-murtina
mat-sthani sarva-bhutani
na caham tesv avasthitah
"By Me, in My unmanifested form, this entire universe is pervaded. All beings are in Me, but I am not in them."
The potency of Krsna that is spread everywhere is impersonal. The sunlight is the impersonal expansion of the sun globe and the sun-god. If we simply take one side of the Supreme Personality of Godhead-His impersonal effulgence-that one side does not fully explain the Absolute Truth. Impersonal appreciation of the Absolute Truth is one-sided and incomplete. One should also accept the other side, the personal side-Bhagavan. Brahmeti paramatmeti bhagavan iti sabdyate. One should not be satisfied simply by understanding the Brahman feature of the Personality of Godhead. One must also know the Lord's personal feature. That is complete understanding of the Absolute Truth.

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