SB 1.11.39 (1964)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT No. 39

Tam menire avala moudhyat strainam cha anubrata rahah Apramanavido bhartur iswaram matayo yatha.


Tam—unto Lord Sri Krishna, Menire—took it for granted, Avala—delicate, Moudhyat—on account of simplicity, Strainam—one who is dominated by wife, Cha—also, Anubrata—follower, Rahah—lonely place, Apramanavido—unware of the extent of glories, Bhartur—of their husband, Iswaram—the Supreme Controller, Matayo—thesis, Yatha—as it is.


The simple and delicate women thought it as truth that Lord Sri Krishna their beloved husband, is a follower and dominated by them; because unware of the extent of glories of their husband as the atheistic speculators are on the matter of the Supreme Controller.

Even the transcendental wives of Lord Sri Krishna did not know completely the unfathomable glories of the Lord. This ignorance, about the Lord by the queens, is not mundane because there is some action of the internal potency of the Lord in the exchange of feelings between the Lord and His eternal associates. The Lord exchanges transcedental humour in five mellows as proprietor, master, friend, son and lover and in each of such pastimes He plays fully by the potency of Yogmaya the internal potency. He plays exactly like an equal friend with the cowherd boys or even with friends like Arjuna; He plays exactly like a son in the presence of Yosada Mata; He plays exactly like a lover in the presence of the cowherd damsels and He plays exactly like a husband in the presence of the queens at Dwarka. Such devotees of the Lord never think of the Lord as the Supreme but think of Him exactly like a common friend, a pet son or a lover or husband very much dear by heart and soul. That is the relation between the Lord and His transcendental devotees who act as His associates in the spiritual sky with innumerable Vaikutha planets there. When the Lord descends, He does so along with His entourage to display a complete picture of the transcendental world where pure love and devotion for the Lord prevail without any mundane tinge of lording it over the creation of the Lord. Such devotees of the Lord are all liberated souls perfect representation of the marginal or internal potency in complete negation of the influence of the external potency. The wives of Lord Krishna were made to forget about the immeasurable glories of the Lord by the internal potency so that there might not be any flaw of exchange and took it for granted that the Lord is a henpecked husband always following them in lonely places. In other words even the personal associates of the Lord do not know Him perfectly well and what shall the thesis-writer or mental speculators will know about the transcendental glories of the Lord? The mental speculators about the Lord present different thesises as to His becoming the cause of the creation, the ingredients of the creation or material and efficient causes of the creation etc. but all are partial knowledge about the Lord. Factually everyone of them are as much ignorant as the foolish common man. The Lord can be known by the mercy of the Lord only and by no other means. But with all, the dealings of the Lord with His wives being based on pure transcendental love and devotion, they are all on the transcendental plane without any material contamination.

Thus end the Bhaktivedanta Purports of the First Canto Eleventh Chapter in the matter of "Lord Krishna's Entrance at Dwarka"

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