Madhya-lilaChapter 6: The Liberation of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Madhya 6.163

gita-sastre jiva-rupa 'sakti' kari' mane

hena jive 'bheda' kara isvarera sane

SYNONYMS

gita-sastre -- in the Bhagavad-gita; jiva-rupa -- the identity of the living entity; sakti -- potency; kari' -- making; mane -- accepts; hena -- such; jive -- living entity; bheda -- different; kara -- you make; isvarera -- the Supreme Personality of Godhead; sane -- with.

TRANSLATION

"In the Bhagavad-gita the living entity is established as the marginal potency of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Yet you say that the living entity is completely different from the Lord.

PURPORT

The Brahma-sutra states that according to the principle of sakti-saktimator abhedah, the living entity is simultaneously one with and different from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Qualitatively the living entity and the Supreme Lord are one, but in quantity they are different. According to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's philosophy of acintya-bhedabheda-tattva, the living entity and the Supreme Lord are accepted as one and different at the same time.

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