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CC Ādi 11.9

Text

īśvara ha-iyā kahāya mahā-bhāgavata
veda-dharmātīta hañā veda-dharme rata

Synonyms

īśvara — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; ha-iyā — being; kahāya — calls Himself; mahā-bhāgavata — great devotee; veda-dharma — the principles of Vedic religion; atīta — transcendental; hañā — being; veda-dharme — in the Vedic system; rata — engaged.

Translation

Although Vīrabhadra Gosāñi was the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He presented Himself as a great devotee. And although the Supreme Godhead is transcendental to all Vedic injunctions, He strictly followed the Vedic rituals.