TEXTS 145-146
bhagavan bahu haite yabe kaila mana
prakrta-saktite tabe kaila vilokana
se kale nahi janme 'prakrta' mano-nayana
ataeva 'aprakrta' brahmera netra-mana
SYNONYMS
bhagavan—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; bahu—many; haite—to become; yabe—when; kaila—made; mana—His mind; prakrta—material; saktite—on the energy; tabe—at that time; kaila—did; vilokana—glancing; se kale—at that time; nahi—not; janme—in creation; prakrta—mundane; manah-nayana—mind and eyes; ataeva—therefore; aprakrta—transcendental; brahmera—of the Absolute Truth; netra-mana—eyes and mind.
TRANSLATION
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu continued, "When the Supreme Personality of Godhead wished to become many, He glanced over the material energy. Before the creation there were no mundane eyes or mind; therefore the transcendental nature of the Absolute Truth's mind and eyes is confirmed.
PURPORT
In the Chandogya Upanisad (6.2.3), it is said, tad aiksata bahu syam prajayeya. This verse confirms the fact that when the Supreme Personality of Godhead wishes to become many, the cosmic manifestation arises simply by His glancing over material energy. It may be noted that the Supreme Lord glanced over the material nature before the creation of this cosmic manifestation. Before the creation there were no material minds or material eyes; therefore the mind by which the Supreme Personality of Godhead desired to create is transcendental, and the eyes with which He glanced over material nature are also transcendental. Thus the Lord's mind, eyes and other senses are all transcendental.

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