Obstacles in Understanding Krishna

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.70.38 - Obstacles in Understanding Krishna (download mp3)
by Rudranath Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.70.38
tavehitam ko ’rhati sadhu veditum
 sva-mayayedam srjato niyacchatah
yad vidyamanatmatayavabhasate
 tasmai namas te sva-vilaksanatmane

Who can properly understand Your purpose? With Your material energy You expand and also withdraw this creation, which thus appears to have substantial existence. Obeisances to You, whose transcendental position is inconceivable.

Srila Prabhupada explains Narada’s realization as follows: “My dear Lord, by Your inconceivable potencies You create this cosmic manifestation, maintain it and again dissolve it. It is by dint of Your inconceivable potency only that this material world, although a shadow representation of the spiritual world, appears to be factual. No one can understand what You plan to do in the future. Your transcendental position is always inconceivable to everyone. As far as I am concerned, I can simply offer my respectful obeisances unto You again and again.”

The word sva-vilaksanatmane also indicates that Lord Krsna has His own unique nature and characteristics. No one is equal to God or greater than God.