SB 1.11.35 (1964)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT No. 35

Sa esa naraloke asmin avatirnah swa mayaya Reme striratnakutastha bhagawan prakrito yatha.


ENGLISH SYNONYMS

Sa—He the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Esa—all these, Naraloke—in this planet of human being, Asmin—in this, Abatirnah—being appeared, Swa—personal, internal, Mayaya—causeless mercy, Reme—enjoyed, Striratna—woman who is competent to become the wife of the Lord, Kutastha—amongst, Bhagawan—the Personality of Godhead, Prakrita—mundane, Yatha—as it were.


TRANSLATION

That Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna out of His causeless mercy by internal potency, appeared on this planet of human beings and enjoyed amongst the competent women as it were mundane affairs.


PURPORT

The Lord married and lived like a householder is certainly like mundane affair but when we learn that He married sixteen thousand one hundred and eight wives and lived with them separately in each and every palace, certainly it is not a mundane affair. Therefore, the Lord living as householder amongst the competent wives is never mundane and the behaviour with them is never to be understood as mundane sex relation. The women who become the wives of the Lord are not certainly ordinary women: because to get the Lord as one's husband is the result of many many millions of birth's Tapasya austerity. When the Lord appears in different lokas or planets or on this planet of the human beings, He displays His transcendental pastimes just to attract the conditioned souls to become His eternal servitor, friend, parents, and lover respectively in the transcendental world where the Lord eternally reciprocates such masterly, friendly, filially, and conjugally exchange of service humour of the living entities, which is pervertedly represented in the material world and broken untimely resulting in sad experience. The illusioned living being conditioned by the material nature, cannot understand out of ignorance that all our relations here in the mundane world are temporary and full of inebrieties. Such relations cannot help us for being happy perpetually but if the same relation is established with the Lord then we are transferred to the transcendental world after leaving this material body and become eternally related with Him in the mellows as we want Him to be with us. The women amongst whom, He lived as their husband, are not therefore, women of this mundane world but they are eternally related with Him as transcendental wives or a position which they attained by perfection of devotional service. That is their competency. The Lord is Param Brahma or the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Conditioned souls seek after perpetual happiness in all places-not only of this earth but also in other planets throughout the universe because constitutionally a spiritual spark, as he is, can travel in any part of God's creation. But being conditioned by the material modes, he tries to travel in the space by sputniks but fails to reach the destination. The law of gravitation is binding upon him like the sackles of a prisoner. By other process he can reach everywhere but even if he reaches the highest planet, he cannot attain that perpetual happiness which he is searching after life after life. When he comes however, to his senses, he seeks after Brahman-happiness knowing it certainly that unlimited happiness, which he is seeking, is never attainable in the material world. As such the Supreme Being Param Brahman certainly does not seek His happiness anywhere in the material world neither His paraphernalia of happiness can be found in the material world. He is neither impersonal. Because He is the leader and Supreme Being amongst the innumerable living beings, He cannot be impersonal. He is exactly like us and He has all the propensities of an individual living being in fullness. He marries exactly like us but His marriage is neither mundane nor limited by our experience in conditioned state. His wives, therefore, appear like mundane women but factually they are all transcendental liberated souls perfect manifestation of internal energy.


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