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SB 4.18.20

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


anye ca māyino māyām
mayaṁ prakalpya vatsaṁ te
duduhur dhāraṇāmayīm


anye — others; ca — also; māyinaḥ — mystic magicians; māyām — mystic powers; antardhāna — disappearing; adbhuta — wonderful; ātmanām — of the body; mayam — the demon named Maya; prakalpya — making; vatsam — the calf; te — they; duduhuḥ — milked out; dhāraṇāmayīm — proceeding from will.


Others also, the inhabitants of planets known as Kimpuruṣa-loka, made the demon Maya into a calf, and they milked out mystic powers by which one can disappear immediately from another's vision and appear again in a different form.


It is said that the inhabitants of Kimpuruṣa-loka can perform many wonderful mystic demonstrations. In other words, they can exhibit as many wonderful things as one can imagine. The inhabitants of this planet can do whatever they like, or whatever they imagine. Such powers are also mystic powers. The possession of such mystic power is called īśitā. The demons generally learn such mystic powers by the practice of yoga. In the Daśama-skandha, the Tenth Canto, of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, there is a vivid description of how the demons appear before Kṛṣṇa in various wonderful forms. For instance, Bakāsura appeared before Kṛṣṇa and His cowherd boyfriends as a gigantic crane. While present on this planet, Lord Kṛṣṇa had to fight with many demons who could exhibit the wonderful mystic powers of Kimpuruṣa-loka. Although the inhabitants of Kimpuruṣa-loka are naturally endowed with such powers, one can attain these powers on this planet by performing different yogic practices.

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