avajananti mam mudha manusim tanum ashritam
param bhavam ajananto mama bhuta-mahesvaram
Fools who know Me not think I have assumed this form and personality. They do not know My Supreme Transcendental nature, which is unborn and limitless. Nor do they know My supreme dominion over all. (Bhagavad-gita 9.11)
taore kaili jada-nasvara-prakrta-kaya!!
purna-sad-aisvarya chaitanya svayam bhagavan
taore kaili ksudra jiva sphulioga-samana!!
dui-thani aparadhe paibi durgati!
atattva-jna ‘tattva’ varne, tara ei riti!
ara eka kariyacha parama ‘pramada’!
deha-dehi-bheda isvare kaile ‘aparadha’!
isvarera nahi kabhu deha-dehi-bheda
svarupa, deha, cid-ananda, nahika vibheda
Lord Jagannatha is completely spiritual and full of transcendental bliss, but you have compared Him to a dull destructible body composed of material elements. You have calculated that Shri Chaitanya, who is Godhead Himself and full in six opulences, to be on the level of an ordinary living being. Instead of knowing Him as the Supreme fire, you have accepted Him as a spark. Because of this offense against Lord Jagannatha and Lord Chaitanya you will go to hell. You do not know how to describe the Absolute Truth, nevertheless you have tried to do so, and therefore you must be condemned. You are in complete illusion, for you have distinguished between the body and soul of Lord Jagannatha and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. That is a great offense. At no time is there any distinction between the Supreme Lord and His body and soul. His personal identity and His body are made of eternal, blissful spiritual energy. There is no distinction between them. (Cc. Antya 5.118-122)
The Name and Form of the Lord
‘nama’, ‘vigraha’, ‘svarupa’ tina eka-rupa
tine ‘bheda’ nahi, tina ‘cid-ananda-rupa’
deha-dehira, nama-namira krsne nahi ‘bheda’
jivera dharma nama-deha-svarupe ‘vibheda’
ataeva krsnera ‘nama’, ‘deha’, ‘vilasa’
prakrtendriya-grahya nahe, haya sva-prakasa
The Lord’s holy name, form, and personality are all one and the same. There is no difference between them. Since all of them are absolute, they are transcendentally blissful. There is no difference between Krishna’s body and Himself, nor between His name and Himself. For conditioned souls everything is different. One’s name is different from one’s body, from one’s original form, and so on. The holy name of Krishna, as well as His body and His pastimes cannot be understood by the blunt material senses; they are self-manifest. (Cc. Madhya 17.131,132,134)
The Real Form of Krishna
krsnera svarupa-vicara suna, sanatana
advaya-jnana-tattva, vraje vrajendra-nandana
sarva-adi, sarva-amsi, kisora-sekhara
cid-ananda-deha, sarvasraya, sarvesvara
svayam bhagavan krishna, ‘govinda’ para nama
sarvaisvarya-purna yaora goloka nitya-dhama
[Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said] O Sanatana, please hear about the eternal form of Lord Krishna; He is the Absolute Truth, devoid of duality, but present in Vrndavana as the son of Nanda Maharaja. Krishna is the original source and sum total of everything. He appears as the Supreme Youth. His body is composed of spiritual bliss. He is the shelter of everything and the master of everything. The svayam bhagavan is Shri Krishna, His supreme name is Govinda, He is full in all opulence, and His eternal abode is Goloka Vrndavana. (Cc. Madhya 20.152-153,155)
siddhanta-tas-tva-bhede ‘pi shrisa-krishna-svarupayoh
rasenot-krsyate krishna-rupamesa rasasthitih
Although Narayana and Shri Krishna are one and the same, on the basis of the fact that Shri Krishna exhibits the super excellence of conjugal mellow, He is considered superior. In Him alone do all rasas find their final and absolute expression. (Bhakti-Rasamrta Sindhu, Purva-vibhaga, 2.59)
Narayana is the Opulent Pastime Expansion of Krishna
narayanas tvam na hi sarva-dehinam
narayano ‘ogam nara-bhu-jalayanat
tac capi satyam na tavaiva maya
O Lord of lords, You are the seer of all creation. You are indeed everyone’s dearest life. Are You not, therefore, my father; Narayana? Narayana refers to one whose abode is in the water born from Nara [Garbhodakasayi Vishnu], and that Narayana is Your plenary portion. All Your plenary portions are transcendental. They are absolute and are not creations of maya. (Bhag. 10.14.14)
harimtvekam tattvam viddhi-siva-suresa-pranamitah
yadevedam brahma prakrtirahitam tattanumahah
paratma tasyamso jagadanugato visvajanakah
sa vai radha-kanto nava-jalada-kantiscidudayah
Brahma, Siva, and Indra offer their obeisances to Shri Hari as the only Supreme Truth. The undifferentiated Brahman effulgence is simply the emanation from His holy body. The creator, maintainer, and Supersoul of the material universe are only expansions from Him. That Lord whose complexion is the color of a rain cloud, who sports in transcendental pastimes in his original form as the lover of Shri Radha is known as Shri Krishna and He is the Absolute Truth (Dasa-mula Siksa)
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