Today is the appearance day of Srila Jiva Gosvami one of the…
Today is the appearance day of Srila Jiva Gosvami one of the most important intellectuals and scholars of the Brahma-Madhava-Gaudiya-Sampradaya.
He gave the below description of Bhagavan from where Srila Prabhupada translated in English as “The Supreme Personality of Godhead”
Please note, the english word “God” simply does not make justice to the Supreme Entity Who is A PERSON and has many energies.
Meditate on and relish this following amazing and complete description of Srila Jiva Goswami and if you want to enrich yourself further about this ontological approach to Lord Shri Krishna please take some time and watch this seminar of Tattva Sandarbha (a famous literature composed by Srila Rupa Goswami) given by Iskcon’s distinguished scholar HG Radhika Ramana Prabhu here: https://goo.gl/pIfVNs
Srila Jiva Goswami: “He who is the very form of existence, consciousness, and bliss; who possesses inconceivable, multifarious, and unlimited energies that are of his own nature; who is the ocean of unlimited, mutually contradictory qualities, such that in him both the attribute and the possessor of attributes, the lack of differences and varieties of differences, formlessness and form, pervasiveness and centrality [madhyamatva]—all are true; whose beautiful form is distinct from both gross and subtle entities, self-luminous, and consisting entirely of his own nature; who has unlimited such forms that are manifested by his chief form called Bhagavan; whose left side is beautified by Lak1mc—the manifestation of his personal energy, suitable to his own form; who resides in his own abode, along with his associates, who are furnished with a form that is a special manifestation of his own splendor; who astonishes the hosts of atmaramas (those who take pleasure in the self) by his wonderful qualities, pastimes, etc., which are characterized by the play of his personal energy; whose own generic brilliance is manifested in the form of the reality of Brahman; who is the sole shelter and life of his marginal energy, called the living entities [ jCvas]; whose mere reflected energy are the modes of nature [guWas], visible in the unlimited phenomenal world— he is Bhagavan.” Jaya Sri Krishna!