TEXT 20
snigdha-smitavalokena
vaca piyusa-kalpaya
caritrenanavadyena
sri-niketena catmana
SYNONYMS
snigdha—gentle; smita-avalokena—by a glance with a sweet smile; vaca—by words; piyusa-kalpaya—compared to nectar; caritrena—by character; anavadyena—without flaw; sri—fortune; niketena—residence; ca—and; atmana—by His transcendental body.
TRANSLATION
He was there in His transcendental body, the residence of the goddess of fortune, with His usual gentle and sweetly smiling face, His nectarean words and His flawless character.
PURPORT
In the previous verse it is described that Lord Krsna, being situated in the truths of Sankhya philosophy, is detached from all kinds of matter. In the present verse it is described that He is the residence of the goddess of fortune. These two things are not at all contradictory. Lord Krsna is detached from the variegatedness of the inferior nature, but He is in eternal, blissful enjoyment of the spiritual nature, or His internal potency. One who has a poor fund of knowledge cannot understand this distinction between the external and internal potencies. In Bhagavad-gita, the internal potency is described as the para prakrti. In the Visnu Purana also, the internal potency of Visnu is described as para sakti. The Lord is never detached from the association of para sakti. This para sakti and her manifestations are described in the Brahma-samhita (5.37) as ananda-cinmaya-rasa-pratibhavitabhih. The Lord is eternally joyful and cognizant in the taste derived from such transcendental bliss. Negation of the variegatedness of the inferior energy does not necessitate negation of the positive transcendental bliss of the spiritual world. Therefore the Lordís gentleness, His smile, His character and everything related to Him are all transcendental. Such manifestations of the internal potency are the reality, of which the material shadow is only a temporary representation from which everyone with proper knowledge must be detached.

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