yad attha mam maha-bhaga
tac-cikirsitam eva me
brahma bhavo loka-palah
svar-vasam me ’bhikanksinah
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O greatly fortunate Uddhava, you have accurately revealed My desire to withdraw the Yadu dynasty from the earth and return to My own abode in Vaikuntha. Thus Lord Brahma, Lord Siva and all other planetary rulers are now praying for Me to resume My residence in Vaikuntha.
Each and every demigod has his particular abode in the heavenly planets within the material universe. Although Lord Visnu is sometimes counted among the demigods, His abode is in Vaikuntha, the spiritual sky. The demigods are universal controllers within the kingdom of maya, but Visnu is the Lord of the illusory potency and many other spiritual potencies. His exalted residence does not lie within the kingdom of His insignificant maidservant maya.
Lord Visnu, the Personality of Godhead, is the Supreme Lord of all lords; the demigods are His separated parts and parcels. Being themselves minute jiva souls, the demigods are under the influence of the potency of maya; but Lord Visnu is always the supreme controller of maya. The Personality of Godhead is the reservoir and root of all existence, and the material world is just a dim reflection of the brilliant scenery of His eternal, spiritual abode, where everything is infinitely beautiful and pleasurable. Visnu is the supreme reality, and no living entity can ever be equal to or greater than Him. The Lord exists within His own unique category called visnu-tattva, or the Supreme Personality of Godhead. All other prominent or extraordinary living entities owe their positions and potencies to the Lord. Ultimately Visnu Himself is a plenary expansion of Lord Krsna, the original source of all the visnu-tattva and jiva-tattva expansions. Thus Lord Krsna is the basis of everything.