CC Antya 18.78

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 78

antar-daśāra kichu ghora, kichu bāhya-jñāna
sei daśā kahe bhakta ‘ardha-bāhya’-nāma


SYNONYMS

antaḥ-daśāra—of the internal condition; kichu—some; ghora—deep state; kichu—some; bāhya-jñāna—external consciousness; sei daśā—that condition; kahe—say; bhakta—devotees; ardha-bāhya—half-external consciousness; nāma—name.


TRANSLATION

When the Lord was deeply absorbed in internal consciousness but He nevertheless exhibited some external consciousness, devotees called His condition ardha-bāhya, or half-external consciousness.