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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 3.9.14
sasvat svarupa-mahasaiva nipita-bheda-
mohaya bodha-dhishanaya namah parasmai
rasaya te nama idam cakrimesvaraya
sasvat -- eternally; svarupa -- transcendental form; mahasa -- by the glories; eva -- certainly; nipita -- distinguished; bheda -- differentiation; mohaya -- unto the illusory conception; bodha -- self-knowledge; dhishanaya -- intelligence; namah -- obeisances; parasmai -- unto the Transcendence; visva-udbhava -- creation of the cosmic manifestation; sthiti -- maintenance; layeshu -- also destruction; nimitta -- for the matter of; lila -- by such pastimes; rasaya -- for enjoyment; te -- unto You; namah -- obeisances; idam -- this; cakrima -- do I perform; isvaraya -- unto the Supreme.
Let me offer my obeisances unto the Supreme Transcendence, who is eternally distinguished by His internal potency. His indistinguishable impersonal feature is realized by intelligence for self-realization. I offer my obeisances unto Him who by His pastimes enjoys the creation, maintenance and dissolution of the cosmic manifestation.
The Supreme Lord is eternally distinguished from the living entities by His internal potency, although He is also understood in His impersonal feature by self-realized intelligence. Devotees of the Lord, therefore, offer all respectful obeisances unto the impersonal feature of the Lord. The word rasa is significant herein. The rasa dance is performed by Lord Krishna in the company of the cowherd damsels at Vrindavana, and the Personality of Godhead Garbhodakasayi Vishnu is also engaged in rasa enjoyment with His external potency, by which He creates, maintains and dissolves the entire material manifestation. Indirectly, Lord Brahma offers his respectful obeisances unto Lord Sri Krishna, who is factually ever engaged in rasa enjoyment with the gopis, as confirmed in the Gopala-tapani Upanishad in the following words: parardhante so 'budhyata gopa-veso me purushah purastad avirbabhuva. The distinction between the Lord and the living entity is definitely experienced when there is sufficient intelligence to understand His internal potency, as distinguished from the external potency by which He makes possible the material manifestation.
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His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness