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CC Madhya 15.172

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT 172

eka uḍumbara vṛkṣe lāge koṭi-phale
koṭi ye brahmāṇḍa bhāse virajāra jale


eka uḍumbara vṛkṣe — in one uḍumbara tree; lāgethere are; koṭi-phale — millions of fruits; koṭimillions; ye — which; brahmāṇḍa — of universes; bhāsefloat; virajāra — of the Virajā River; jalein the water.


“Just as there are millions of fruits on the uḍumbara tree, millions of universes float on the waters of the river Virajā.


Virajā is a river that divides the material world from the spiritual world. On one side of the river Virajā is the effulgence of Brahmaloka and innumerable Vaikuṇṭha planets, and on the other side is this material world. It is to be understood that this side of the Virajā River is filled with material planets floating in the Causal Ocean. The name Virajā indicates a marginal position between the spiritual and material worlds, but the Virajā River is not under the control of the material energy. Consequently it is devoid of the three guṇas.