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CC Madhya 22.7 (1975)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 7

advaya-jñāna-tattva kṛṣṇa--svayaṁ bhagavān
'svarūpa-śakti' rūpe tāṅra haya avasthāna


SYNONYMS

advaya-jñāna—of nondual knowledge; tattva—the principle; kṛṣṇa—Lord Kṛṣṇa; svayam bhagavān—Himself the Supreme Personality of Godhead; svarūpa—personal expansions; śakti—of potencies; rūpe—in the form; tāṅra—His; haya—there is; avasthāna—existence.


TRANSLATION

advaya-jñāna—of nondual knowledge; tattva—the principle; kṛṣṇa—Lord Kṛṣṇa; svayam bhagavān—Himself the Supreme Personality of Godhead; svarūpa—personal expansions; śakti—of potencies; rūpe—in the form; tāṅra—His; haya—there is; avasthāna—existence.


PURPORT

The Lord has many potencies, and He is nondifferent from all these potencies. Because the potencies and the potent cannot be separated, they are identical. Kṛṣṇa is described as the source of all potencies, and He is also identified with the external potency, the material energy. Kṛṣṇa also has internal potencies, or spiritual potencies, which are always engaged in His personal service. His internal potency is different from His external potency. Kṛṣṇa's internal potency and Kṛṣṇa Himself, who is the potent, are always identical.