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CC Madhya 21.55

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 55

cic-chakti-vibhūti-dhāma—tripād-aiśvarya-nāma
māyika vibhūti—eka-pāda abhidhāna


SYNONYMS

cit-śakti—of the spiritual energy; vibhūti-dhāma—opulent abode; tri-pād—three fourths; aiśvarya—opulence; nāma—named; māyika vibhūti—material opulence; eka-pāda—one fourth; abhidhāna—known.


TRANSLATION

“The spiritual world is considered to be three fourths of the energy and opulence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whereas this material world is only one fourth of that energy. That is our understanding.


PURPORT

Hari-dhāma (paravyoma) and Goloka Vṛndāvana are beyond the material cosmic manifestation. They are celebrated as three fourths of the Lord’s energy. The material world, conducted by the Supreme Lord’s external energy, is called Devī-dhāma and is a manifestation of one fourth of His energy.