Becoming Sufficiently Serious Of Maya

Srimad Bhagavatam 08.12.42-44 - Becoming Sufficiently Serious Of Maya (download mp3)
by Candramauli Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 8.12.42
atmamsa-bhutam tam mayam
bhavanim bhagavan bhavah
sammatam rsi-mukhyanam
prityacastatha bharata

O descendant of Bharata Maharaja, Lord Siva, in jubilation, then addressed his wife, Bhavani, who is accepted by all authorities as the potency of Lord Visnu.

SB 8.12.43
ayi vyapasyas tvam ajasya mayam
parasya pumsah para-devatayah
aham kalanam rsabho 'pi muhye
yayavaso 'nye kim utasvatantrah

Lord Siva said: O Goddess, you have now seen the illusory energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the unborn master of everyone. Although I am one of the principal expansions of His Lordship, even I was illusioned by His energy. What then is to be said of others, who are fully dependent on maya?

SB 8.12.44
yam mam aprcchas tvam upetya yogat
sama-sahasranta uparatam vai
sa esa saksat purusah purano
na yatra kalo visate na vedah

When I finished performing mystic yoga for one thousand years, you asked me upon whom I was meditating. Now, here is that Supreme Person to whom time has no entrance and who the Vedas cannot understand.

Eternal time enters anywhere and everywhere, but it cannot enter the kingdom of god. Nor can the Vedas understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This is an indication of the Lord's being omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient.