Article March 14, 2018
Paramatma is an Ekamsa Expansion of the Supreme Lord
paramatma yeoho, tenho krsnera eka amsa
atmara ‘atma’ haya krishna sarva-avatamsa
Paramatma is the partially complete portion (ekamsa) of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Krishna is the original source of all living entities, and is the source of Paramatma. (Cc . Mad. 20.161)
pradesa-matram purusam vasantam
gada-dharam dharanaya smaranti
Others conceive of the Personality of Godhead residing within the body in the region of the heart, and measuring only eight inches, with four hands holding lotus, wheel, conch, and club. (Bhag. 2.2.8)
श्रद्धावाँल्लभते ज्ञानं तत्परः संयतेन्द्रियः ।
ज्ञानं लब्धवा परां शान्तिमचिरेणाधिगच्छति ॥
भावार्थ : जितेन्द्रिय, साधनपरायण और श्रद्धावान मनुष्य ज्ञान को प्राप्त होता है तथा ज्ञान को प्राप्त होकर वह बिना विलम्ब के- तत्काल ही भगवत्प्राप्तिरूप परम शान्ति को प्राप्त हो जाता है॥39॥
A faithful man who is absorbed in transcendental knowledge and who subdues his senses quickly attains the supreme spiritual peace.
Such knowledge in Krsna consciousness can be achieved by a faithful person who believes firmly in Krsna. One is called a faithful man who thinks that, simply by acting in Krsna consciousness, he can attain the highest perfection. This faith is attained by the discharge of devotional service, and by chanting "Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare," which cleanses one's heart of all material dirt. Over and above this, one should control the senses. A person who is faithful to Krsna and who controls the senses can easily attain perfection in the knowledge of Krsna consciousness without delay.