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SB 3.5.16

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


sa viśva-janma-sthiti-saṁyamārthe
kṛtāvatāraḥ pragṛhīta-śaktiḥ
cakāra karmāṇy atipūruṣāṇi
yānīśvaraḥ kīrtaya tāni mahyam


saḥ — the Personality of Godhead; viśva — universe; janma — creation; sthiti — maintenance; saṁyama-arthe — with a view to perfect control; kṛta — accepted; avatāraḥ — incarnation; pragṛhīta — accomplished with; śaktiḥ — potency; cakāra — performed; karmāṇi — transcendental activities; ati-pūruṣāṇi — superhuman; yāni — all those; īśvaraḥ — the Lord; kīrtaya — please chant; tāni — all those; mahyam — unto me.


Kindly chant all those superhuman transcendental activities of the supreme controller, the Personality of Godhead, who accepted incarnations fully equipped with all potency for the full manifestation and maintenance of the cosmic creation.


Vidura was undoubtedly very eager to hear about Lord Kṛṣṇa in particular, but he was overwhelmed because Lord Kṛṣṇa had just passed away from the visible world. He therefore wanted to hear about Him in His puruṣa incarnations, which He manifests with full potencies for the creation and maintenance of the cosmic world. The activities of the puruṣa incarnations are but an extension of the activities of the Lord. This hint was given by Vidura to Maitreya because Maitreya could not decide which part of the activities of Lord Kṛṣṇa should he chanted.

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