Srimad Bhagavatam 11.06.20-21 - Life Of A Brahma (download mp3)
by Purushottam Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
ity abhistuya vibudhaih
sesah sata-dhrtir harim
Sri Sukadeva Gosvami continued: After Brahma, along with Lord Siva and the other demigods, thus offered prayers to the Supreme Lord, Govinda, Lord Brahma situated himself in the sky and addressed the Lord as follows.
pura vijñapitah prabho
tvam asmabhir asesatman
Lord Brahma said: My dear Lord, previously we requested You to remove the burden of the earth. O unlimited Personality of Godhead, that request has certainly been fulfilled.
Lord Krsna might have said to the demigods, “Actually, you requested Ksirodakasayi Visnu to come down, so why are you saying that you requested Me? After all, I am Govinda.” Therefore Brahma has addressed the Lord here as asesatma, or the unlimited Personality of Godhead from whom all plenary expansions of Visnu emanate. This is the opinion of Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura.