|Ādi-līlā||Chapter 2: Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Is the Supreme Personality of Godhead|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 2.12
tāńhāra ańgera śuddha kiraṇa-maṇḍala
upaniṣat kahe tāńre brahma sunirmala
tāńhāra — His; ańgera — of the body; śuddha — pure; kiraṇa — of rays; maṇḍala — realm; upaniṣat — the Upaniṣads; kahe — say; tāńre — unto that; brahma — Brahman; su-nirmala — transcendental.
What the Upaniṣads call the transcendental, impersonal Brahman is the realm of the glowing effulgence of the same Supreme Person.
Three mantras of the Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad (2.2.9-11) give information regarding the bodily effulgence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. They state:
hiraṇmaye pare kośe virajaḿ brahma niṣkalam
tac chubhraḿ jyotiṣāḿ jyotis tad yad ātma-vido viduḥ
na tatra sūryo bhāti na candra-tārakaḿ
nemā vidyuto bhānti kuto 'yam agniḥ
tam eva bhāntam anubhāti sarvaḿ
tasya bhāsā sarvam idaḿ vibhāti
brahmaivedam amṛtaḿ purastād brahma
paścād brahma dakṣiṇataś cottareṇa
adhaś cordhvaḿ ca prasṛtaḿ brahmai-
vedaḿ viśvam idaḿ variṣṭham
"In the spiritual realm, beyond the material covering, is the unlimited Brahman effulgence, which is free from material contamination. That effulgent white light is understood by transcendentalists to be the light of all lights. In that realm there is no need of sunshine, moonshine, fire or electricity for illumination. Indeed, whatever illumination appears in the material world is only a reflection of that supreme illumination. That Brahman is in front and in back, in the north, south, east and west, and also overhead and below. In other words, that supreme Brahman effulgence spreads throughout both the material and spiritual skies."
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