Madhya-līlāChapter 20: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Sanātana Gosvāmī in the Science of the Absolute Truth

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 20.253

icchā-śakti-pradhāna kṛṣṇaicchāya sarva-kartā

jñāna-śakti-pradhāna vāsudeva adhiṣṭhātā

SYNONYMS

icchā-śakti — of willpower; pradhāna — predominator; kṛṣṇa — Lord Kṛṣṇa; icchāya — simply by willing; sarva-kartā — the creator of everything; jñāna-śakti-pradhāna — the predominator of the power of knowledge; vāsudeva — Lord Vāsudeva; adhiṣṭhātā — reservoir.

TRANSLATION

"The predominator of the willing potency is Lord Kṛṣṇa, for by His supreme will everything comes into existence. In willing, there is a need for knowledge, and that knowledge is expressed through Vāsudeva.

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