TEXT 35
iti nana-yoga-caryacarano bhagavan kaivalya-patir rsabho ’virata-parama-mahanandanubhava atmani sarvesam bhutanam atma-bhute bhagavati vasudeva atmano ’vyavadhanananta-rodara-bhavena siddha-samastartha-paripurno yogaisvaryani vaihayasa-mano-javantardhana-parakaya-pravesa-dura-grahanadini yadrcchayopagatani nanjasa nrpa hrdayenabhyanandat.
SYNONYMS
iti—thus; nana—various; yoga—of mystic yoga; carya—performances; acaranah—practicing; bhagavan—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; kaivalya-patih—the master of kaivalya, oneness, or the giver of sayujya-mukti; rsabhah—Lord Rsabha; avirata—incessantly; parama—supreme; maha—great; ananda-anubhavah—feeling transcendental bliss; atmani—in the Supreme Soul; sarvesam—of all; bhutanam—living entities; atma-bhute—situated in the heart; bhagavati—unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead; vasudeveKrsna, the son of Vasudeva; atmanah—of Himself; avyavadhana—by the nondifference of constitution; ananta—unlimited; rodara—like crying, laughing and shivering; bhavena—by the symptoms of love; siddha—completely perfect; samasta—all; artha—with desirable opulences; paripurnah—full; yoga-aisvaryani—the mystic powers; vaihayasa—flying in the sky; manah-java—traveling at the speed of mind; antardhana—the ability to disappear; parakaya-pravesa—the ability to enter another’s body; dura-grahana—the ability to perceive things far, far away; adini—and others; yadrcchaya—without difficulty, automatically; upagatani—achieved; na—not; anjasa—directly; nrpa—O King Pariksit; hrdayena—within the heart; abhyanandat—accepted.
TRANSLATION
O King Pariksit, just to show all the yogis the mystic process, Lord Rsabhadeva, the partial expansion of Lord Krsna, performed wonderful activities. Actually He was the master of liberation and was fully absorbed in transcendental bliss, which increased a thousandfold. Lord Krsna, Vasudeva, the son of Vasudeva, is the original source of Lord Rsabhadeva. There is no difference in Their constitution, and consequently Lord Rsabhadeva awakened the loving symptoms of crying, laughing and shivering. He was always absorbed in transcendental love. Due to this, all mystic powers automatically approached Him, such as the ability to travel in outer space at the speed of mind, to appear and disappear, to enter the bodies of others, and to see things far, far away. Although He could do all this, He did not exercise these powers.
PURPORT
In the Caitanya-caritamrta (Madhya 19.149) it is said:
krsna-bhakta——niskama, ataeva ‘santa’
bhukti-mukti-siddhi-kami——sakali ‘asanta’
The word santa means completely peaceful. Unless all one’s desires are fulfilled, one cannot be peaceful. Everyone is trying to fulfill his aspirations and desires, be they material or spiritual. Those in the material world are asanta (without peace) because they have so many desires to fulfill. The pure devotee, however, is without desire. Anyabhilasita-sunya: a pure devotee is completely free from all kinds of material desire. Karmis, on the other hand, are simply full of desires because they try to enjoy sense gratification. They are not peaceful in this life, nor the next, during the past, present or future. Similarly, jnanis are always aspiring after liberation and trying to become one with the Supreme. Yogis are aspiring after many siddhis (powers)—anima, laghima, prapti, etc. However, a devotee is not at all interested in these things because he is fully dependent on the mercy of Krsna. Krsna is yogesvara, the possessor of all mystic powers (siddhis), and He is atmarama, fully self-satisfied. The yoga-siddhis are described in this verse. One can fly in outer space without the aid of a machine, and he can travel at the speed of mind. This means that as soon as a yogi desires to go somewhere within this universe or even beyond this universe, he can do so immediately. One cannot estimate the speed of mind, for within a second the mind can go many millions of miles. Sometimes yogis enter into the bodies of other people and act as they desire when their bodies are not working properly. When the body becomes old, a perfect yogi can find a young, able body. Giving up his old body, the yogi can enter into the young body and act as he pleases. Being a plenary expansion of Lord Vasudeva, Lord Rsabhadeva possessed all these mystic yoga powers, but He was satisfied with His devotional love of Krsna, which was evinced by the ecstatic symptoms, such as crying, laughing and shivering.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Fifth Canto, Fifth Chapter of the Srimad-Bhagavatam entitled “Lord Rsabhadeva’s Teachings to His Sons.”

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