Omnipotence of Lord Krishna

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.64.29 - Omnipotence of Lord Krishna (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Sahadeva Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

 SB 10.64.29
namas te sarva-bhavaya
 brahmane ’nanta-saktaye
krsnaya vasudevaya
 yoganam pataye namah

I offer my repeated obeisances unto You, Krsna, the son of Vasudeva. You are the source of all beings, the Supreme Absolute Truth, the possessor of unlimited potencies, the master of all spiritual disciplines.

Srila Sridhara Svami comments that King Nrga here offers his obeisances to Brahman — that is, the Absolute Truth — who is unchanged in spite of performing activities. Since ancient times, Western philosophers have puzzled over the question of how God can be unchanging and yet perform activities. Sridhara Svami states that this doubt is answered here by the term ananta-saktaye, which describes the Lord as “the possessor of unlimited potency.” Thus through the Lord’s infinite potencies He can perform innumerable activities without changing His essential nature.

The King further offers his obeisances to Sri Krsna, the possessor of the form of eternal bliss and the supreme goal of life. The holy name of Krsna is analyzed in a verse from the Mahabharata (Udyoga-parva 71.4), which is quoted in the Caitanya-caritamrta (Madhya 9.30):

krsir bhu-vacakah sabdo
 nas ca nirvrti-vacakah
tayor aikyam param brahma
 krsna ity abhidhiyate

“The word krs is the attractive feature of the Lord’s existence, and na means ‘spiritual pleasure.’ When the verb krs is added to na, it becomes krsna, which indicates the Absolute Truth.”

King Nrga offers the above prayers as he is about to leave the personal association of the Supreme Lord.