Madhya-līlāChapter 21: The Opulence and Sweetness of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 21.39

mahā-viṣṇu, padmanābha, kṣīrodaka-svāmī

ei tinasthūla-sūkṣma-sarva-antaryāmī

SYNONYMS

mahā-viṣṇuMahā-Viṣṇu; padmanābhaPadmanābha (Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu); kṣīra-udaka-svāmī — Kṣīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu; ei tina — all these three; sthūla-sūkṣma — gross and subtle; sarva — of all; antaryāmī — the Supersoul.

TRANSLATION

"Mahā-Viṣṇu, Padmanābha and Kṣīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu are the Supersouls of all subtle and gross existences.

PURPORT

Lord Mahā-Viṣṇu is known as Kāraṇodakaśāyī Viṣṇu, the Supersoul of everything. Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu, from whose lotus navel Brahmā was created, is also called Hiraṇyagarbha and is the total Supersoul and the subtle Supersoul. Kṣīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu is the universal form and the gross Supersoul.

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