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The Spiritual World
I offer my respectful obeisances to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose form is like blue lotus flower, who wears golden ornaments, who possesses a multitude of eternal transcendental qualities and opulences, and who bears the name Shri Krishna.
Appearing in this world with Shrila Sanatana Goswami and Shrila Rupa Goswami, and bringing great tidal waves to the ocean of transcendental bliss, may the wonderful and splendid rising moon of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu dispel the darkness within our hearts.
Note: If the word sanatana is interpreted to mean "eternal" and if the word rupam is interpreted to mean "form," then this verse may be understood in the following way: "Revealing its eternal transcendental form in this world, and bringing great tidal waves to the ocean of transcendental bliss, may the wonderful and splendid rising moon of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu dispel the darkness within our hearts."
Lord Vishnu's very wonderful realm is named Paravyoma. It is like a great city of regal palaces. It is filled with the most exalted transcendental knowledge, and it shines far beyond the darkness of matter.
In this spiritual world Lord Krishna appears as Narayana, Vasudeva, and His other catur-vyuha expansions, and as Lord Nrsimha and His other lila expansions. In these forms He displays His transcendental opulences and enjoys pastimes with His devotees.
Appearing in many blissful transcendental forms, endowed with a host of transcendental opulences, and accompanied by many friends, who are all goddesses like her, the supreme goddess Laksmi eternally worships her husband Narayana, who also appears in many transcendental forms.
Above the Paravyoma are the realms of Dvaraka, Mathura and Vraja. In these places Lord Krishna, the son of Devaki, enjoys transcendental pastimes with His friends and relatives.
In Mathura, and in the opulent city of Dvaraka, Satyaki, Uddhava and many others worship the Lord and many goddesses of fortune, headed by Shrimati Rukmini worship their husband, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Accompanied by many friends and servants, Lord Hari, the prince of Vraja, stays in the beautiful and opulent realm of Gokula. Shri Radhika, along with Her friends, who are all goddesses like Her, continually serve Him without engaging in any other activity.
The Gopala-tapani Upanisad explains that although Lord Krishna eternally remains in the spiritual world, sometimes, accompanied by His personal expansions and confidential devotees, He descends to the material world.
Because of His great handsomeness, sweetness, charm, and opulence, because of the musical sound of His flute, because He is filled with love, and because of His host of friends and relatives, great poets and philosophers say that Lord Krishna, the son of Maharaja Nanda, is the original Supreme Personality of Godhead.