ekah paro nanyah
Sri Krishna is one without a second: He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Although transcendental to material qualities, Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, possesses expansive, immense potencies inconceivable to mundane perception.
Innumerable contradictory qualities simultaneously existing in Sri Krishna is nothing uncommon or wonderful.
sa saccidanando jnanagamyo bhakti visayatvat
The Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna, whose form is eternal, fully conscious and blissful, is not perceivable by mundane faculties but can be realized only by transcendental unalloyed devotional service.
sa ca satyo nityo ‘nadirananto desa-kalaparicchedat
The Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna is the Supreme Absolute Truth, beyond the influence of time and space.
paropi cijjadabhyam vilasi visva-siddheh
Although transcendental to matter and spirit, Sri Krishna expands through His diverse energies as the cosmic manifestation, consisting of both matter and spirit, for His pastimes.
Sri Krishna’s transcendental potency is not a separate principle, it is identical with Him.
Sri Krishna being supremely independent, is never affected by His creation, although He is the cause of all causes.
Sri Krishna is the complete Absolute Truth. (The cosmic manifestation or annihilation does not change His fullness.)
karunyam tat kriya heturnanyadaptakamatvat
Devoid of any material need and desire, Sri Krishna performs His transcendental activities only due to His causeless mercy.
Cit Padartha Prakaranam
The individual living entities are eternally subordinate to the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna and are subject to His rules.
These individual souls are eternal (beginningless and endless being), part and parcels of (the jiva-sakti) of Sri Krishna.
cidananda svarupa api parato bhinna nityasatyatvabhavat
Although constitutionally conscious and blissful, the living entities are certainly different from the supreme living entity Sri Krishna, who is the eternal Absolute Truth and Supreme Personality of Godhead.
tesam paratvam kecidaparebhedamitare tubhayam
The seers of the truth have established three views regarding the living entity and the Supreme Lord, namely (a) oneness, (b) difference, and © simultaneous oneness and difference.
sarvesam samanjasyam satvika vijnanasya bhramatvabhavat pramana satbhavac ca
There cannot be a mistake in the scientific evidence of transcendental revelation. So, all these (three) views are in complete agreement.
vicararagau cetana dharmau svarupa pravrtti bhavat
The constitutional nature and character of the living entity is (transcendental) knowledge and love.
pare ‘nurakti svabhaviki sreyaskarica itaresaupadhiki duhkhapradhac ca
Love of Godhead is the natural and auspicious function of the living entity. When that love is directed toward objects of material existence it becomes the source of all miseries.
upadhikrta hi klesah
Miseries arise from attachments to material existence.
anartha-nivrttir muktih svapada-prapakatvat
Cessation of unwanted miseries brings one to the platform of liberation where the constitutional position (as servant of Krishna) is realized.
jivanam itaranurakti heturisvara karunyam tata eva tesam svatantrya siddheh
The material attachments of the living entities result from their minute independence, awarded to them by the mercy of Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Acit Padartha Prakaranam
maya-saktiracidgunavati paravarakarya rupac ca
The external energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna is endowed with material qualities whose transformation results in the evolution of many details of this unlimited cosmic manifestation.
jadatvat krtisunya cetana prerita bhavati sajnjavavat
Matter being unconscious, cannot act by itself. When activated by consciousness (spirit) it begins to work.
sa parananuraktanam karavadhehati bandhanarupa
Those living entities who are averse to Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, are imprisoned in variegated bodies by the external energy, maya.
anadirananta ca paramesvara saktitatvat
The external energy is without beginning or end because it is the divine energy of the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna.
kalenarthantaram baddhanam prakrti sambandha-rupatvat
Time is a form of relation between the conditioned souls and the external energy.
saivadhisthanarupini desa samjnita
The external energy constitutes the accommodation, which is known as space.
jade baddhasyananda bhramo vaikuntha bhramascasangat
Conditioned by matter, the living entity mistakes sense gratification as bliss and material existence as the transcendental abode due to association with matter.
vivekena tato vimuktih
To become free from these delusions one should discriminate by transcendental knowledge of the Absolute Truth.
na ca prakrtavadindriyagrahyatvam vaikunthasyadhaksajatvat
The spiritual world is transcendental – beyond mundane sensual perception.
indriyani tadvisayastajjata bhavas ca manasasaha
The mundane senses, sense objects, the feelings derived from their contact, and the mind — all these are ‘material’ in existence, due to the conditioned state of the living entities.
bhaktih purnanuraktih pare
Bhakti is unalloyed full attachment to Krishna, the transcendental Lord.
tasyah svarupam phalamupayasceti
According to the situation of the living entities (i.e. conditioned or liberated) devotional service is also understood to be in two stages (phala: end, fruition. upaya: means, regulative).
phalabhakte nanyadangamekatvat svatasiddhatvac ca
Spontaneous love of God is independent, unalloyed and constitutionally the nature of the living entity and therefore does not have any other limbs.
upayabhakteh paranusilanam pratyaharascangah
Cultivation of favorable devotion and retraction from sense gratificatory activities are the two limbs of regulated devotion.
sravana kirtanadini paranusilanopayogitvat tat pratyangani
The nine processes of devotional service, beginning with hearing and chanting, are the means by which one can develop such favorable devotional love for Krishna.
deharatham manah sarathi mindriya haya mastikyajnanena yuktavairanyena ca visayamargarcanai nivartayedesa eva pratyaharah
The body is the chariot. The mind is the charioteer, the senses are the horses. Driving this chariot back home (toward Krishna consciousness) from the path of sense gratification by the help of transcendental knowledge and proper engagement of everything i n devotional service is known as pratyahara (retraction).
jnananmuktih jnanadbandhas ca
Transcendental knowledge is the cause of liberation and mundane materialistic knowledge is the cause of bondage.
vairagyanmuktih vairagyat bandhas ca
Engagement of everything in Krishna’s service is the cause of liberation and pseudo-renunciation is the cause of bondage.
pratyaharasampatteh parabhaktyasiddhavapi nadhah patanam
If one is not fully free from sense gratification, the cultivation of devotional practices will not award transcendental love for Krishna, although there will be no downfall.
pratyaharasamrddhya sadhanam bhavastayaiva bhavat prema
To the extent of freedom from sense gratification, one can perform pure regulated devotional service, which turns into ‘bhava’ bhakti which will ultimately bloom into love for Krishna.
jnanasuryasyehi rasmayah sastrani
Revealed scriptures are the rays of transcendental knowledge.
sastramaksamesu valiyo vivekinam naitattanmula prapteh
Rules and regulations are for regulating the ignorant conditioned souls; those who have attained their constitutional awareness are not limited by such conditions.
bhakteyna sastram tadvidherjnanavirodhitvat
Unalloyed devotees of Sri Krishna are not to be limited by the conditions of scriptural rules because their activities are based on spontaneous attachment which is transcendental to rules and regulations.
bhaktau na varnasramavidhih sa tasyajnanaparatvat
Self-realized devotees of Krishna, due to attainment of knowledge of their constitutional position, are beyond the codes of varnasrama.
ajnahitartham grahyam karma na virodhi
A selfless performance of activities for the welfare of ignorant people doesn’t create impediment in devotion.
One should perform devotional service according to one’s acquired nature and qualifications.
kamyetarabhaktirnasasta cittaviksepatvadanitya phalatvac ca
The original affinity of the living entities for Sri Krishna, when degraded and misdirected toward others results in bewilderment of consciousness and material attainments.
pratyaksanumanabhyam bhagavata siddhanta eva gariyan vijnanamayatvat sarva siddhantasrayatvac ca
Among realized knowledge and inference pertaining to the conclusion of it, Srimad-Bhagavatam is the highest because it is transcendentally scientific and is the shelter of all conclusions.
caitanyasya sarvacharyasyavirbhave na gurvantaram
Lord Sri Chaitanya, who has manifested as a universal acharya, makes other preceptors non-existent.
(In the absoluteness of the teachings of Lord Chaitanya, other acharyas are absolved.)
pare purnanurakti ritaresu tulya jade yukta vairagyanceti saragrahi matam
Unalloyed love toward Sri Krishna, compassionate affection toward others and dovetailing everything in the material existence in the service of Krishna, constitute the cream of religious principles as far as the essence-seeking transcendentalists are concerned.