SB 6.18.8

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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Sixth Canto - Chapter 18: Diti Vows to Kill King Indra
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 8

urukramasya devasya
māyā-vāmana-rūpiṇaḥ
kīrtau patnyāṁ bṛhacchlokas
tasyāsan saubhagādayaḥ


SYNONYMS

urukramasya—of Urukrama; devasya—the Lord; māyā—by His internal potency; vāmana-rūpiṇaḥ—having the form of a dwarf; kīrtau—in Kīrti; patnyām—His wife; bṛhacchlokaḥ—Bṛhatśloka; tasya—of him; āsan—were; saubhaga-ādayaḥ—sons beginning with Saubhaga.


TRANSLATION

By His own potency, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who has multifarious potencies, appeared in the form of a dwarf as Urukrama, the twelfth son of Aditi. In the womb of His wife, whose name was Kīrti, He begot one son, named Bṛhatśloka, who had many sons, headed by Saubhaga.


PURPORT

As the Lord says in Bhagavad-gītā (BG 4.6):

ajo 'pi sann avyayātmā
bhūtānām īśvaro 'pi san
prakṛtiṁ svām adhiṣṭhāya
sambhavāmy ātma-māyayā

"Although I am unborn and My transcendental body never deteriorates, and although I am the Lord of all sentient beings, I still appear in every millennium in My original transcendental form." When the Supreme Personality of Godhead incarnates, He does not need any help from the external energy, for He appears as He is by His own potency. The spiritual potency is also called māyā. It is said, ato māyāmayaṁ viṣṇuṁ pravadanti manīṣiṇaḥ: the body accepted by the Supreme Personality of Godhead is called māyāmaya. This does not mean that He is formed of the external energy; this māyā refers to His internal potency.


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