Canto 6: Prescribed Duties for MankindChapter 9: Appearance of the Demon Vṛtrāsura

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.33

oḿ namas te 'stu bhagavan nārāyaṇa vāsudevādi-puruṣa mahā-puruṣa mahānubhāva parama-mańgala parama-kalyāṇa parama-kāruṇika kevala jagad-ādhāra lokaika-nātha sarveśvara lakṣmī-nātha paramahaḿsa-parivrājakaiḥ parameṇātma-yoga-samādhinā paribhāvita-parisphuṭa-pāramahaḿsya-dharmeṇodghāṭita-tamaḥ-kapāṭa-dvāre citte 'pāvṛta ātma-loke svayam upalabdha-nija-sukhānubhavo bhavān


oḿO Lord; namaḥ — respectful obeisances; te — unto You; astu — let there be; bhagavanO Supreme Personality of Godhead; nārāyaṇa — the resort of all living entities, Nārāyaṇa; vāsudeva — Lord Vāsudeva, Śrī Kṛṣṇa; ādi-puruṣa — the original person; mahā-puruṣa — the most exalted personality; mahā-anubhāva — the supremely opulent; parama-mańgala — the most auspicious; parama-kalyāṇa — the supreme benediction; parama-kāruṇika — the supremely merciful; kevala — changeless; jagat-ādhāra — the support of the cosmic manifestation; loka-eka-nātha — the only proprietor of all the planetary systems; sarva-īśvara — the supreme controller; lakṣmī-nātha — the husband of the goddess of fortune; paramahaḿsa-parivrājakaiḥ — by the topmost sannyāsīs wandering all over the world; parameṇa — by supreme; ātma-yoga-samādhinā — absorption in bhakti-yoga; paribhāvita — fully purified; parisphuṭa — and fully manifested; pāramahaḿsya-dharmeṇa — by executing the transcendental process of devotional service; udghāṭita — pushed open; tamaḥ — of illusory existence; kapāṭain which the door; dvāre — existing as the entrance; cittein the mind; apāvṛte — without contamination; ātma-lokein the spiritual world; svayam — personally; upalabdha — experiencing; nija — personal; sukha-anubhavaḥ — perception of happiness; bhavān — Your Lordship.


O Supreme Personality of Godhead, O Nārāyaṇa, O Vāsudeva, original person! O most exalted person, supreme experience, welfare personified! O supreme benediction, supremely merciful and changeless! O support of the cosmic manifestation, sole proprietor of all planetary systems, master of everything and husband of the goddess of fortune! Your Lordship is realized by the topmost sannyāsīs, who wander about the world to preach Kṛṣṇa consciousness, fully absorbed in samādhi through bhakti-yoga. Because their minds are concentrated upon You, they can receive the conception of Your personality in their fully purified hearts. When the darkness in their hearts is completely eradicated and You are revealed to them, the transcendental bliss they enjoy is the transcendental form of Your Lordship. No one but such persons can realize You. Therefore we simply offer You our respectful obeisances.


The Supreme Personality of Godhead has numerous transcendental names pertaining to different grades of revelation to various grades of devotees and transcendentalists. When He is realized in His impersonal form He is called the Supreme Brahman, when realized as the Paramātmā He is called antaryāmī, and when He expands Himself in different forms for material creation He is called Kṣīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu, Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu and Kāraṇodakaśāyī Viṣṇu. When He is realized as Vāsudeva, Sańkarṣaṇa, Pradyumna and Aniruddha — the Caturvyūha, who are beyond the three forms of Viṣṇu — He is the Vaikuṇṭha Nārāyaṇa. Above realization of Nārāyaṇa is realization of Baladeva, and above that is realization of Kṛṣṇa. All these realizations are possible when one engages fully in devotional service. The covered core of one's heart is then completely open to receiving an understanding of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His various forms.

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