Canto 7: The Science of GodChapter 4: Hiraṇyakaśipu Terrorizes the Universe

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.4.34

yasmin mahad-guṇā rājan

gṛhyante kavibhir muhuḥ

na te 'dhunā pidhīyante

yathā bhagavatīśvare


yasminin whom; mahat-guṇāḥ — exalted transcendental qualities; rājanO King; gṛhyanteare glorified; kavibhiḥ — by persons who are thoughtful and advanced in knowledge; muhuḥ — always; na — not; te — these; adhunā — today; pidhīyanteare obscured; yathā — just as; bhagavatiin the Supreme Personality of Godhead; īśvare — the supreme controller.


O King, Prahlāda Mahārāja's good qualities are still glorified by learned saints and Vaiṣṇavas. As all good qualities are always found existing in the Supreme Personality of Godhead, they also exist forever in His devotee Prahlāda Mahārāja.


From authoritative scripture it is learned that Prahlāda Mahārāja still lives in Vaikuṇṭhaloka as well as within this material world on the planet Sutala. This transcendental quality of existing simultaneously in different places is another qualification of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Goloka eva nivasaty akhilātma-bhūtaḥ: [Bs. 5.37] the Lord appears in the core of everyone's heart, yet He exists on His own planet, Goloka Vṛndāvana. A devotee acquires qualities almost the same as those of the Lord because of unalloyed devotional service. Ordinary living beings cannot be so qualified, but a devotee can be qualified like the Supreme Personality of Godhead, not in full but partially.

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