SB 3.29.36

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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Third Canto - Chapter 29: Explanation of Devotional Service by Lord Kapila
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 36

etad bhagavato rūpaṁ
brahmaṇaḥ paramātmanaḥ
paraṁ pradhānaṁ puruṣaṁ
daivaṁ karma-viceṣṭitam


SYNONYMS

etat—this; bhagavataḥ—of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; rūpam—form; brahmaṇaḥ—of Brahman; parama-ātmanaḥ—of Paramātmā; param—transcendental; pradhānam—chief; puruṣam—personality; daivam—spiritual; karma-viceṣṭitam—whose activities.


TRANSLATION

This puruṣa whom the individual soul must approach is the eternal form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is known as Brahman and Paramātmā. He is the transcendental chief personality, and His activities are all spiritual.


PURPORT

In order to distinguish the personality whom the individual soul must approach, it is described herein that this puruṣa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is the chief amongst all living entities and is the ultimate form of the impersonal Brahman effulgence and Paramātmā manifestation. Since He is the origin of the Brahman effulgence and Paramātmā manifestation, He is described herewith as the chief personality. It is confirmed in the Kaṭha Upaniṣad, nityo nityānām: there are many eternal living entities, but He is the chief maintainer. This is confirmed in Bhagavad-gītā also, where Lord Kṛṣṇa says, ahaṁ sarvasya prabhavaḥ: (BG 10.8) "I am the origin of everything, including the Brahman effulgence and Paramātmā manifestation." His activities are transcendental, as confirmed in Bhagavad-gītā. Janma karma ca me divyam: (BG 4.9) the activities and the appearance and disappearance of the Supreme Personality of Godhead are transcendental; they are not to be considered material. Anyone who knows this fact—that the appearance, disappearance and activities of the Lord are beyond material activities or material conception—is liberated. Yo vetti tattvataḥ/ tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma: (BG 4.9) such a person, after quitting his body, does not come back again to this material world, but goes to the Supreme Person. It is confirmed here, puruṣaḥ puruṣaṁ vrajet: the living entity goes to the Supreme Personality simply by understanding His transcendental nature and activities.


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Facts about "SB 3.29.36"
Spoken byLord Kapiladeva the Supreme Personaliy of Godhead +
Spoken toDevahūti, mother of Lord Kapiladeva +