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CC Madhya 21.56

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 56

tri-pād-vibhūter dhāmatvāt
tri-pād-bhūtaṁ hi tat padam
vibhūtir māyikī sarvā
proktā pādātmikā yataḥ


SYNONYMS

tri-pāt-vibhūteḥ—of the three fourths of the energy; dhāmatvāt—because of being the abode; tri-pāt-bhūtam—consisting of three fourths of the energy; hi—certainly; tat padam—that abode; vibhūtiḥ—the energy or potency; māyikī—material; sarvā—all; proktā—said; pāda-ātmikā—only one fourth; yataḥ—therefore.


TRANSLATION

“‘Because it consists of three fourths of the Lord’s energy, the spiritual world is called tri-pād-bhūta. Being a manifestation of one fourth of the Lord’s energy, the material world is called eka-pāda.’


PURPORT

This verse is found in the Laghu-bhāgavatāmṛta (1.5.563).