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Bhagavad Gita Today September 23, 2019

Date: 
Mon, 2019-09-23


Why things are the way they are, and what we can do about it.

Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 4.5

TRANSLATION

The Personality of Godhead said: Many, many births both you and I have passed. I can remember all of them, but you cannot, O subduer of the enemy!

PURPORT (excerpt):

In the Brahma-samhita (5.33) we have information of many, many incarnations of the Lord. It is stated there:

"I worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Govinda [Krishna], who is the original person--absolute, infallible, without beginning. Although expanded into unlimited forms, He is still the same original, the oldest, and the person always appearing as a fresh youth. Such eternal, blissful, all-knowing forms of the Lord are usually not understood by even the best Vedic scholars, but they are always manifest to pure, unalloyed devotees."

It is also stated in Brahma-samhita (5.39):

"I worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Govinda [Krishna], who is always situated in various incarnations such as Rama, Nrisimha and many subincarnations as well, but who is the original Personality of Godhead known as Krishna, and who incarnates personally also."