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CC Madhya 21.39

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 39

mahā-viṣṇu, padmanābha, kṣīrodaka-svāmī
ei tina—sthūla-sūkṣma-sarva-antaryāmī


SYNONYMS

mahā-viṣṇu—Mahā-Viṣṇu; padmanābha—Padmanābha (Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu); kṣīra-udaka-svāmī—Kṣīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu; ei tina—all these three; sthūla-sūkṣma—gross and subtle; sarva—of all; antaryāmī—the Supersoul.


TRANSLATION

“Mahā-Viṣṇu, Padmanābha and Kṣīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu are the Supersouls of all subtle and gross existences.


PURPORT

Lord Mahā-Viṣṇu is known as Kāraṇodakaśāyī Viṣṇu, the Supersoul of everything. Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu, from whose lotus navel Brahmā was created, is also called Hiraṇyagarbha and is the total Supersoul and the subtle Supersoul. Kṣīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu is the universal form and the gross Supersoul.