The Greatness of Lord Damodara - Part 6

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Gurudeva.

This is in continuation of the previous offering titled "The Greatness of Lord Damodara" wherein we were trying to meditate on the meaning of Srimad Bhagavatam 10.9.13. In previous offerings, we saw that the Lord is unlimited in space and time. Now we will see further.

5) Krishna is the Supreme Cause: The Lord is not only the cause but also the creator. In this world, cause and creator are usually different. For example, for making a pot, clay is the cause and potter is the creator. In the case of this creation, Lord's external energy gets transformed into this universe and it is the cause. The Lord Himself transforms the energy into the universe and so He is the creator. Also the Lord is not only the creator of this material universe but also pervades it from within and without. IN this world, the person who creates the object cannot pervade the object. A manufacturer of the car or plane cannot pervade the car or plane. But the Lord not only creates but also pervades the creation. 

6) He is inside and outside of the universe:- The words, 'bahis ca antar jagato yah' indicates that the Lord pervades the universe from within and without. And He is also the controller of everything in the universe. The head of a country can control the things in the country to some extent but he cannot be omnipresent. The sky is omnipresent, but it cannot control anything. But the Lord is both omnipresent and the controller. The Vedas explain the Lord's pervasion as follows. Taitirya Upanishad 4.2.5

yacca kiñcijjagatsarvaṁ dṛśyate śrūyate'pi vā
antarbahiśca tatsarvaṁ vyāpya nārāyaṇaḥ sthitaḥ

Whatever that exists in this creation those which are seen by our eyes or those which are heard from scriptures, they’re all pervaded by Narayana inside and outside.

So, if we tried to bind the Lord by the rope to the mortar, that binding will not be successful because the Lord is present inside and outside the rope. He is also present inside and outside the mortar. Once the Lord proved this point by showing all the worlds in His mouth. Srila Prabhupada explains in the purport "Every individual person can be measured, but Krishna has already shown that although He also is an individual, the entire cosmic manifestation is within His mouth." So binding the Lord with the rope is not a possibility at all. 

Krishna willing, we will continue to meditate more Srimad Bhagavatam shloka 10.9.13 in the subsequent offerings. 

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Narahari Krishna das
Ipswich.