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CC Madhya 6.163 (1975)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 163

gītā-śāstre jīva-rūpa 'śakti' kari' māne
hena jīve 'bheda' kara īśvarera sane


SYNONYMS

gītā-śāstre—in the Bhagavad-gītā; jīva-rūpa—the identity of the living entity; śakti—potency; kari'-making; māne—accepts; hena—such; jīve—living entity; bheda—different; kara—you make; īśvarera—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; sane—with.


TRANSLATION

"In the Bhagavad-gītā the living entity is established as the marginal potency of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Yet you say that the living entity is completely different from the Lord.


PURPORT

The Brahma-sūtra states that according to the principle of śakti-śaktimatayor abhedaḥ, the living entity is simultaneously one with and different from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Qualitatively the living entity and the Supreme Lord are one, but in quantity they are different. According to Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's philosophy (acintya-bhedābheda-tattva), the living entity and the Supreme Lord are accepted as one and different at the same time.