SB 1.11.8 (1964)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT No. 8

Aho sanatha bhavata sma yadvayam Traipistapanam api duradarshanam. Premasita snigdha niriksahnananam Pasyema rupam taba sarva soubhagam


Aho—oh it is our good luck, Sanatha—to be under the protection of the master, Bhavata—by Your goodself, Sma—as we have become, Yadvayam—as we are, Traipistapanam—of the demigods, Api—also, Duradarshanam—very rarely seen, Premasmita—smiling with love, Snigdha—affectionate, Nirikshananam—face looking in that mode, Pasyema—looking unto You, Rupam—beauty, Taba—Your, Sarva—all, Soubhagam—auspiciousness.


Oh it is our goodluck that we have today become again under the protection of our Lord by Your presence; although Your Lordship is rarely visited even by the denizens of heaven. Now it will be possible for us to look unto Your smiling face full of affectionate observance. We can see now Your transcedental Form full of all auspiciousness.


The Lord in His eternal-personal Form can be seen only by the pure devotees. The Lord is never impersonal but He is the Supreme Absolute Personality of Godhead possible to be visited by devotional service face to face which is impossible to be done even by the denizens of higher planets. When Brahmaji and other demigods, do require to consult Lord Vishnu, the plenary portion of Lord Krishna, the demigods have to wait on the shore of the ocean of milk where Lord Vishnu is lying on White Land (Swetadwipa) in the ocean of milk. This ocean of milk and Swetadwipa planet is the replica of Vaikunthaloka-within the universe. Neither Brahmaji nor the demigods like Indra etc. can enter into this island of Swetadvipa but they can stand on the shore of the ocean of milk and transmit their message to Lord Vishnu known as Khirodaksayee Vishnu. Therefore, the Lord is rarely seen by them but the inhabitants of Dwarka on account of their being pure devotees without any tinge of material contamination of fruitive activities and empiric philosophical speculation, can see Him eye to eye by the Grace of the Lord. This is the original state of the living entities and can be attained by reviving our natural and constitutional state of life discovered by devotional service only.

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