TEXT 34
duravabodha iva tavayam vihara-yogo yad asarano ’sarira idam anaveksitasmat-samavaya atmanaivavikriyamanena sagunam agunah srjasi pasi harasi.
SYNONYMS
duravabodhah—difficult to understand; iva—quite; tava—Your; ayam—this; vihara-yogah—engagement in the pastimes of material creation, maintenance and annihilation; yat—which; asaranah—not dependent on any other support; asarirah—without having a material body; idam—this; anaveksita—without waiting for; asmat—of us; samavayah—the cooperation; atmana—by Your own self; eva—indeed; avikriyamanena—without being transformed; sa-gunam—the material modes of nature; agunah—although transcendental to such material qualities; srjasi—You create; pasi—maintain; harasi—annihilate.
TRANSLATION
O Lord, You need no support, and although You have no material body, You do not need cooperation from us. Since You are the cause of the cosmic manifestation and You supply its material ingredients without being transformed, You create, maintain and annihilate this cosmic manifestation by Yourself. Nevertheless, although You appear engaged in material activity, You are transcendental to all material qualities. Consequently these transcendental activities of Yours are extremely difficult to understand.
PURPORT
The Brahma-samhita (5.37) says, goloka eva nivasaty akhilatma-bhutah: the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, is always situated in Goloka Vrndavana. It is also said, vrndavanam parityajya padam ekam na gacchati: Krsna never goes even a step from Vrndavana. Nevertheless, although Krsna is situated in His own abode, Goloka Vrndavana, He is simultaneously all-pervading and is therefore present everywhere. This is very difficult for a conditioned soul to understand. but devotees can understand how Krsna, without undergoing any changes, can simultaneously be in His abode and be all-pervasive. The demigods are understood to be various limbs of the Supreme Lord’s body, although the Supreme Lord has no material body and does not need anyone’s help. He is spread everywhere (maya tatam idam sarvam jagad avyakta-murtina). Nevertheless, He is not present everywhere in His spiritual form. According to the Mayavada philosophy, the Supreme Truth, being all-pervasive, does not need a transcendental form. The Mayavadis suppose that since His form is distributed everywhere, He has no form. This is untrue. The Lord keeps His transcendental form, and at the same time He extends everywhere, in every nook and corner of the material creation.

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