Srimad Bhagavatam 10.14.19 - Feeling Krishna's Personal Touch (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Srinathji Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
ajanatam tvat-padavim anatmany
atmatmana bhasi vitatya mayam
srstav ivaham jagato vidhana
iva tvam eso ’nta iva trinetrah
To persons ignorant of Your actual transcendental position, You appear as part of the material world, manifesting Yourself by the expansion of Your inconceivable energy. Thus for the creation of the universe You appear as me [Brahma], for its maintenance You appear as Yourself [Visnu], and for its annihilation You appear as Lord Trinetra [Siva].
Although the impersonal Mayavadi philosophers think that the demigods are illusory, Lord Brahma, Lord Siva and Lord Visnu are stated here to be expansions of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and are thus real. Indeed, they are the extraordinarily powerful controllers of the universe. The ultimate truth is a supreme and beautiful person, and thus throughout the creation of God we will always find the personal touch.