yac canyad api krsnasya
bhavan bhagavatah prabhoh
sravah susravasah punyam
bhaktaya me ’nuraktaya
tava cadhoksajasya ca
vaktum arhasi yo ’duhyad
vainya-rupena gam imam
yat—which; ca—and; anyat—other; api—certainly; krsnasya—of Krsna; bhavan—your good self; bhagavatah—of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; prabhoh—powerful; sravah—glorious activities; su-sravasah—who is very pleasing to hear about; punyam—pious; purva-deha—of His previous incarnation; katha-asrayam—connected with the narration; bhaktaya—unto the devotee; me—to me; anuraktaya—very much attentive; tava—of you; ca—and; adhoksajasya—of the Lord, who is known as Adhoksaja; ca—also; vaktum arhasi—please narrate; yah—one who; aduhyat—milked; vainya-rupena—in the form of the son of King Vena; gam—cow, earth; imam—this.
Prthu Maharaja was a powerful incarnation of Lord Krsna’s potencies; consequently any narration concerning his activities is surely very pleasing to hear, and it produces all good fortune. As far as I am concerned, I am always your devotee as well as a devotee of the Lord, who is known as Adhoksaja. Please therefore narrate all the stories of King Prthu, who, in the form of the son of King Vena, milked the cow-shaped earth.
Lord Krsna is also known as avatari, which means, “one from whom all the incarnations emanate.” In Bhagavad-gita (10.8) Lord Krsna says, aham sarvasya prabhavo mattah sarvam pravartate: “I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me.” Thus Lord Krsna is the origin of everyone’s appearance. As far as this material world is concerned, Lord Brahma, Lord Visnu and Lord Siva are all emanations from Krsna. These three incarnations of Krsna are called guna-avataras. The material world is governed by three material modes of nature, and Lord Visnu, Lord Brahma and Lord Siva respectively take charge of the modes of goodness, passion and ignorance. Maharaja Prthu is also an incarnation of those qualities of Lord Krsna by which one rules over conditioned souls.
In this verse the word adhoksaja, meaning “beyond the perception of the material senses,” is very significant. No one can perceive the Supreme Personality of Godhead by mental speculation; therefore a person with a poor fund of knowledge cannot understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Since one can form only an impersonal idea on the strength of one’s material senses, the Lord is known as Adhoksaja.

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