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SB 1.8.30 (1964)

SB 1.8.30 (1972-77)

please wait#div class="mw-parser-output"# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TEXT_No._30"#TEXT No. 30#/span##/h4# #div class="SB65verse"# Janma karma cha viswatman najasya akartur atmanah Tiryangnrrisisu yadahsu tadatyanta bidambanam. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="ENGLISH_SYNONYMS"#ENGLISH SYNONYMS#/span##/h4# #div class="synonyms"# Janma—birth, Karma—activity, Cha—and, Viswatman—oh the soul of the universe, Najasya—of the unborn, Akartur—of the inactive, Atmanah—of the vital energy, Tirjang—animal, Nri—human being, Rishisu—in the sages, Yadahsu—in the water, Tad—that, Atyanta—veritable, Bidambanam—bewildering. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TRANSLATION"#TRANSLATION#/span##/h4# #div class="translation"# It is bewildering of course You, Oh the Soul of the Universe, have to work although inactive, have to take birth although unborn and are the vital force. Still You descend Yourself amongst the animals, men, sages, aquatics. They are verily bewildering. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="PURPORT"#PURPORT#/span##/h4# #div class="purport"# Transcendental pastimes of the Lord are not only bewildering but also apparently contradictory also. Or in other words they are all inconceivable by the limited thinking power of the human being. The Lord is all prevailing super soul of all existence and yet appears in the Form of Hog amongst the animals, in the Form of Human being as Rama, Krishna etc. in the Form of a Rishi like Narayana, in the Form of an aquatic like Fish in the water and it is said about Him that He is unborn and He has nothing to do. In the Sruti Mantra it is said that the Supreme Brahmin has nothing to do nobody is equal or greater than Him. He has manyfold energies and everything is performed by Him perfectly by automatic knowledge, strength and activity. All these prove without any question that the Lord's activities, His Forms and deeds all are inconceivable by our limited thinking power but because He is inconceivably powerful everything is possible in Him. Therefore, nobody can calculate about Him exactly and every action of the Lord is bewildering for the common man. He can neither be understood by the Vedic knowledge but at the same time He can be easily understood from the pure devotees because they are intimately related with Him. The devotees therefore know it certainly that although He appears amongst the animal He is not animal, neither He is man nor He is a Rishi or aquatic Fish. He is eternally the Supreme Lord at all circumstances. #/div# #/div# please wait#div class="mw-parser-output"##p class="mw-empty-elt"# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TEXT_30"#TEXT 30#/span##/h4# #div class="verse"# #dl##dd#janma karma ca viśvātmann#/dd# #dd#ajasyākartur ātmanaḥ#/dd# #dd#tiryaṅ-nṟṣiṣu yādaḥsu#/dd# #dd#tad atyanta-viḍambanam#/dd##/dl# #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="SYNONYMS"#SYNONYMS#/span##/h4# #div class="synonyms"# #i#janma#/i#—birth; #i#karma#/i#—activity; #i#ca#/i#—and; #i#viśva-ātman#/i#—O soul of the universe; #i#ajasya#/i#—of the unborn; #i#akartuḥ#/i#—of the inactive; #i#ātmanaḥ#/i#—of the vital energy; #i#tiryak#/i#—animal; #i#nṛ#/i#—human being; #i#ṛṣiṣu#/i#—in the sages; #i#yādaḥsu#/i#—in the water; #i#tat#/i#—that; #i#atyanta#/i#—veritable; #i#viḍambanam#/i#—bewildering. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TRANSLATION"#TRANSLATION#/span##/h4# #div class="translation"# Of course it is bewildering, O soul of the universe, that You work, though You are inactive, and that You take birth, though You are the vital force and the unborn. You Yourself descend amongst animals, men, sages and aquatics. Verily, this is bewildering. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="PURPORT"#PURPORT#/span##/h4# #div class="purport"# Teachings of Queen Kuntī, 13 The Vital Force of the Universe #$p#The transcendental pastimes of the Lord are not only bewildering but also apparently contradictory. In other words, they are all inconceivable to the limited thinking power of the human being. The Lord is the all-prevailing Supersoul of all existence, and yet He appears in the form of a boar amongst the animals, in the form of a human being as Rāma, Kṛṣṇa, etc., in the form of a #i#ṛṣi#/i# like Nārāyaṇa, and in the form of an aquatic like a fish. Yet it is said that He is unborn, and He has nothing to do. In the #i#śruti mantra#/i# it is said that the Supreme Brahman has nothing to do. No one is equal to or greater than Him. He has manifold energies, and everything is performed by Him perfectly by automatic knowledge, strength and activity. All these statements prove without any question that the Lord's activities, forms and deeds are all inconceivable to our limited thinking power, and because He is inconceivably powerful, everything is possible in Him. Therefore no one can calculate Him exactly; every action of the Lord is bewildering to the common man. He cannot be understood by the Vedic knowledge, but He can be easily understood by the pure devotees because they are intimately related with Him. The devotees therefore know that although He appears amongst the animals, He is not an animal, nor a man, nor a #i#ṛṣi#/i#, nor a fish. He is eternally the Supreme Lord, in all circumstances. #/div# #/div#
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