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ekas tvam atma purusah puranah
satyah svayam-jyotir ananta adyah
nityo ’ksaro ’jasra-sukho nirañjanah
purnadvayo mukta upadhito ’mrtah
You are the one Supreme Soul, the primeval Supreme Personality, the Absolute Truth — self-manifested, endless and beginningless. You are eternal and infallible, perfect and complete, without any rival and free from all material designations. Your happiness can never be obstructed, nor have You any connection with material contamination. Indeed, You are the indestructible nectar of immortality.
Srila Sridhara Svami explains how the various terms of this verse demonstrate that the transcendental body of Lord Krsna is free from the characteristics of material bodies. All material bodies go through six phases: birth, growth, maturity, reproduction, decline and destruction. But Lord Krsna does not take material birth, since He is the original reality, a fact clearly indicated here by the word adya, “original.” We take our material birth within a particular material atmosphere, in material bodies that are amalgamations of various material elements. Since Lord Krsna existed long before the creation of any material atmosphere or element, there is no question of material birth for His transcendental body.
Similarly, the word purna, meaning “full and complete,” refutes the concept that Lord Krsna could grow, since He is ever-existing in fullness. When one’s material body becomes mature, one can no longer enjoy as in youth; but the words ajasra-sukha, “enjoying unobstructed happiness,” indicate that Lord Krsna’s body never reaches so-called middle age, since it is always full of spiritual youthful bliss. The word aksara, “undiminishing,” refutes the possibility that Lord Krsna’s body grows old or declines, and the word amrta, “immortal” negates the possibility of death.
In other words, Lord Krsna’s transcendental body is free from the transformations of material bodies. The Lord does, however, create innumerable worlds and expand Himself as innumerable living entities. But the Lord’s so-called reproduction is completely spiritual and does not take place at a certain phase of bodily existence; rather, it constitutes the Lord’s eternal proclivity to expand His spiritual bliss and glories.
As the Lord states in sruti, purvam evaham ihasam: “I alone existed in the beginning.” Therefore here the Lord is called purusah puranah, “the primeval enjoyer.” This original purusa expands Himself as the Supersoul and enters every living being. Still, He is ultimately the Absolute Truth, Krsna, as stated in the Gopala-tapani Upanisad: yah saksat para-brahmeti govindam sac-cid-ananda-vigraham vrndavana-sura-bhuruha-talasinam. “The Absolute Truth Himself is Govinda, who has an eternal form of bliss and knowledge and who is sitting beneath the shady desire trees of Vrndavana.” This Absolute Truth is beyond material ignorance and beyond even ordinary spiritual knowledge, as stated in the same Gopala-tapani sruti: vidyavidyabhyam bhinnah. Thus, in many ways the supremacy of Lord Krsna has been established in the Vedic literature, and it is here confirmed by Lord Brahma himself.