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Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.7.10

Vrndavana, September 9, 1976
"All different varieties of atmaramas (those who take pleasure in atma, or spirit self), especially those established on the path of self-realization, though freed from all kinds of material bondage, desire to render unalloyed devotional service unto the Personality of Godhead. This means that the Lord possesses transcendental qualities and therefore can attract everyone, including liberated souls."
Prabhupada: Read the purport also. (Pradyumna reads first few paragraphs of purport) So this sloka is still more elaborately explained in the Caitanya-caritamrta. This is the summary. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu explained this verse in sixty-four ways, each word explained—and how many ways each word can be explained—and from all angles of vision He has proved that Krsna is all-attractive. So Caitanya Mahaprabhu's scholarship... Of course, He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. There is no comparison to His excellence in every respect. Six opulences. Na caitanyat krsnaj jagati para-tattvam param iha. That is explained by Kaviraja Gosvami. Sad-aisvaryaih purno ya iha bhagavan sa svayam ayam [Cc. Adi 1.3]. He has explained like that. Sad-aisvaryaih purnahall knowledge, all beauty, all strength—everything in full. Purnam. Purnam idam. Purnat purnam udacyate [Isopanisad, Invocation]. He is purna, and whatever He does, that is also purna. You cannot find any defect in the creation of the Lord. In the arrangement of maintenance and in the arrangement of annihilation you cannot find out any flaw. Perfection. Purna.
So Krsna is purna in every respect, and if we take to Krsna consciousness, shelter of the lotus feet of Krsna-sa vai manah krsna-padaravindayoh [SB 9.4.18]—if we fix up our mind always at the lotus feet of Krsna, then everything will follow very perfectly. That is promised by Krsna. Tesam satata-yuktanam bhajatam priti-purvakam [Bg. 10.10]. If one is engaged always in love and affection... Not as official love. Ecstatic love, spontaneous, that is wanted. That example is here in Vrndavana. At least, as we get information of Vrndavana from the sastras, from Srimad-Bhagavatam, how spontaneously the inhabitants of Vrndavana—the gopis and the cowherds boys and the birds, beasts, the calves, the animals, the trees, everyone, even the flies, the bees, the insect, even the dust, the grass—everyone is..., they are all cinmaya, spiritual. They are not material. But they are attracted to Krsna in different varieties. [break]
...varieties are not of matter. Here in this material world the varieties are of material external energy, bahiranga. Bahiranga-sakti. There are three manifestations of Krsna's energy. Parasya saktir vividhaiva sruyate [Cc. Madhya 13.65, purport]. That is the Vedic injunction, that the Lord's energy is manifested in varieties—not impersonal. If we study very intelligently, then we can understand how Krsna's energy is working in varieties. You study even one flower, you'll see how varieties of color and arrangement of the petals, everything. Don't think as the rascals, they say "nature." What is nature? Nature is an instrument, just like typewriter . You're typewriting... You are typewriting, not that the typewriter typewriting. That is a mistake. Those who have less intelligence, poor fund of knowledge, they see that the typewriter is working. No. The typewriter means the person who is using the machine, he is just like this microphone. Microphone is not talking; I am talking. It is an instrument. Similarly, what we call nature, that is an instrument only, not that nature is working. Nature is dull. What is this microphone? It is made of dull matter. It cannot work. But a human being has arranged these material things in such a way...
The material elements means earth, water, air, fire. A scientist means, or a craftsman means he can utilize the ingredients in such a way. Just like this temple. It is a composition of earth, water, and fire. Tejo-vari-mrd vinimayah. Tejo means fire, and vari means water, and mrt means earth. So what is this building? It is... You have collected earth, and shaped it into a brick, and then put it with water, and then put into the fire—it becomes brick. Then you smash it, powder it, it becomes mortar. Then you set up. In this way... The, originally, tejo-vari-mrt. Fire, water, and earth. So the fire, water, earth, has not made this nice temple. It is the person, the brain, the engineer, the architect—they have made.
So this is a wrong idea, that matter is doing independently. That is not possible. Therefore it is clearly said in the Bhagavad-gita, mayadhyaksena prakrtih suyate sa-caracaram [Bg. 9.10]. Matter does not work. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, by His different energies, He is working. That is Krsna. You have to understand like that. Krsna is in the background. In another place in the Bhagavad-gita it is said, aham adir hi devanam [Bg 10.2]. If you say that Lord Brahma has created, because he is the creator of this universe... Deva, there are three principle devas-Brahma, Visnu, Mahesvara. Krsna says aham adir hi devanam. Actually that is the fact. Even Brahma is originated from Visnu's navel; therefore Brahma's name is Padma-yoni. And he, when he was created, he saw everything dark, so he was instructed to undergo tapasthese are explained in the Srimad-Bhagavatamthen he was given the intelligence how to work. So even a person like Brahma is also instructed by Krsna how to create. So any person, any ingredient, any matter, everything is working under the direction of Krsna. Therefore His name is Krsna.
So Caitanya-caritamrta kaj advises, Kaviraja Gosvami, that
Siddhanta. How Krsna is great. Ittham-bhuta-guno harih. Therefore it is said how Krsna is great. God is great. In the Western world, they say God is great, but one does not know how He is great. That you will find in the Vedic literature. Just like in the Srimad-Bhagavatam, ittham-bhuta-guno-harih: He's so great. That you have to learn from Srimad-Bhagavatam. Simply to know God is great, it is good. But how He is great, how He is working, that we have to take lesson from the Vedic literature. You cannot find such information anywhere, in any book throughout the whole world. So there is no question of studying Vedas from a sectarian point of view. For the sake of knowledge, everyone should study this Vedic literature. And it is summarized in Vedanta-sutra. Therefore it is called Vedanta-sutra. Sutra means summarized. Athato brahma jijnasa. Now these two words, atha atah brahma-jijnasa-four words—it contains volumes of knowledge. Therefore it is called sutra. Janmady asya yatah [SB 1.1.1]. They are Brahma-sutra. Brahma-sutra padais caiva. Krsna says in the Bhagavad-gita that brahma-sutra padais caiva hetumadbhir viniscitaih [Bg. 13.5]. The truth, Absolute Truth, is fixed up by Brahma-sutra. So Brahma-sutra is explained in the Srimad-Bhagavatam. Brahma-sutra is the summary of the whole Vedic literature. Because in future people will misinterpret. Therefore the author of Brahma-sutra, Vyasadeva, made natural a comment. And that comment is Brahma-sutra bhasya, the Srimad-Bhagavatam. Don't be misguided by rascals, that "Srimad-Bhagavatam is written by somebody else. It is not written by Vyasadeva." These are rascals proposition. This is given by Sri Vyasadeva, and he is the author of Brahma-sutra. Lokasyajanato vidvams cakre satvata-samhitam [SB 1.7.6]. This is satvata-samhitam.
So we have tried to explain this satvata-samhitam in English for study of the whole world, because English can be understood, or it can be translated easily. So these activities are going on. And we are very much thankful to you that you are cooperating. So in India you may find some difficulty. Still, your valuable cooperation is required for the benefit of the whole world. Lokasyajanato vidvams cakre satvata-samhitam.
We have to spread the transcendental qualities of Krsna. Krsne parama-puruse. Yasyam vai sruyamanayam krsne parama-puruse, bhaktir utpadyate [SB 1.7.7]. That is the life's mission. So as far as possible, try to understand. As advised by Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, siddhanta baliya citte na kara alasa, don't be lazy. Always try to understand Krsna, siddhanta, by siddhanta, by Vedic conclusion—not by manufacturing ideas. Siddhanta. Don't be lazy. That is the instruction of Kaviraja Gosvami.
If you study according to the Vedic conclusion, don't manufacture ideas and whims and sentiments. If you go through siddhanta, then you'll be more and more firmly fixed up. Iha haite krsne lage sudrdha manasa. Then your life is successful.
Thank you very much. (end)

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