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BG Chap 9 - Clarifying the misinterpretations of Kṛṣṇa's form

The phrase tanum āśritam is employed merely for bringing about practical distinctions arising thru the potency of viśeṣa, rather than indicating actual duality between the Lord and His body, or that Brahman assumes a material body. When the Bhāgavatam (10.3.46) calls Him prākrtaḥ śiśuḥ, it does not mean He is an ordinary material baby. Since the two handed form is eternal, it must mean that the Lord appears in His original form as a baby. Prākṛta also means original or natural. In the one Lord, the two handed and other forms are simultaneously present and eternal. These are worshipped according to one’s preference. When it is said that the Supreme is in every living being, it means Kṛṣṇa, in His plenary expansion as Paramātmā, is situated in the moving and the nonmoving entities as the Supersoul, so any neophyte devotee who simply gives his attention to the arcā-mūrti, the form of the Supreme Lord in the temple, and does not respect other living entities is uselessly worshiping the form of the Lord in the temple.