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None can fathom the Lord’s supremacy over the Lila Vibhuti, the manifestation of the His Maya Shakti in the temporal world, and the Nitya Vibhuti, the eternal existence. Equally impossible is it to understand His Saulabhya. Krishna avatar vibrates with this truth when He reveals and conceals His Paratva in flashes by His Maya right from the time of His birth, said Srimati Prema Pandurang in a discourse. So commoner or seer, the unlearned or the scholar, His bhakta or enemy, get many opportunities to have a brush with the Supreme Truth, at unexpected moments.

Even before Nandagopa, Yasodha and the people of Vraja can assess the dangers lurking in the air, the all knowing Lord deals with them effortlessly. Putana, who charms her way into Yasodha’s household with guile in her heart to kill the child with poison, attains salvation by having her life sucked away by the Lord. Even as He remains a child of unrivalled beauty and innocence, Chakatasura, Trinavarta and others who try to kill Him are dismissed.

Yasodha is shown all His glories in an unbelievable situation — when she wants to make sure He has not eaten mud, anxious as she is that He should not come to harm owing to this act. She beholds a scene that represents His infinitude and magnitude inside her son’s little mouth. The Bhagavata Purana says that Yasodha is spell bound by His Supremacy; but this lasts only momentarily and the Lord casts His veil of Maya to bring her back to the mundane world. Such a cosmic vision is revealed to Arjuna in the Gita. After instructing Arjuna the Gita, Krishna bestows him with “Divya Chakshus or divine eyes” to behold His cosmic form, a terrifying spectacle. Arjuna is overwhelmed to take in this sight and asks the Lord to revert to His form as Krishna.

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