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SB 10.13.63

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 63

utthāyotthāya kṛṣṇasya
cirasya pādayoḥ patan
āste mahitvaṁ prāg-dṛṣṭaṁ
smṛtvā smṛtvā punaḥ punaḥ


SYNONYMS

utthāya utthāya—rising repeatedly; kṛṣṇasya—of Lord Kṛṣṇa; cirasya—for a long time; pādayoḥ—at the lotus feet; patan—falling down; āste—remained; mahitvam—the greatness; prāk-dṛṣṭam—which he had previously seen; smṛtvā smṛtvā—remembering and remembering; punaḥ punaḥ—again and again.


TRANSLATION

Rising and falling again and again at the lotus feet of Lord Kṛṣṇa for a long time, Lord Brahmā remembered over and over the Lord's greatness he had just seen.


PURPORT

As stated in one prayer,

śrutim apare smṛtim itare bhāratam anye bhajantu bhava-bhītāḥ
aham iha nandaṁ vande yasyālinde paraṁ brahma

"Let others study the Vedas, smṛti and Mahābhārata, fearing material existence, but I shall worship Nanda Mahārāja, in whose courtyard is crawling the Supreme Brahman. Nanda Mahārāja is so great that the Parabrahman is crawling in his yard, and therefore I shall worship him." (Padyāvalī 126)

Brahmā was falling down in ecstasy. Because of the presence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who exactly resembled a human child, Brahmā was naturally astonished. Therefore with a faltering voice he offered prayers, understanding that here was the Supreme Person.



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