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CC Madhya 19.204


trayyā copaniṣadbhiś ca
sāṅkhya-yogaiś ca sātvataiḥ
hariṁ sāmanyatātmajam


trayyā — by followers of three Vedas who perform great sacrifices, such as those performed for the demigod Indra; ca — also; upaniṣadbhiḥ — by the followers of the Upaniṣads, the most exalted portion of Vedic knowledge (as Brahman); ca — also; sāṅkhya — by the philosophers who analytically study the universe (as the Puruṣa); yogaiḥ — by mystic yogīs (as the Paramātmā situated everywhere); ca — and; sātvataiḥ — by devotees who follow the method of worship mentioned in the Pañcarātra and other Vedic literatures (as Bhagavān); upagīyamāna — being sung; māhātmyam — whose glories; harim — unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead; — she (mother Yaśodā); amanyata — considered; ātma-jam — as her own son, born of her body.


“ ‘When mother Yaśodā saw all the universes within Kṛṣṇa’s mouth, she was astonished for the time being. The Lord is worshiped like Indra and other demigods by the followers of the three Vedas, who offer Him sacrifices. He is worshiped as impersonal Brahman by saintly persons who understand His greatness through studying the Upaniṣads, as the Puruṣa by great philosophers who analytically study the universe, as the allpervading Supersoul by great yogīs, and as the Supreme Personality of Godhead by devotees. Nevertheless, mother Yaśodā considered the Lord her own son.’


This verse is quoted from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (10.8.45). Those who are spiritually advanced forget Kṛṣṇa’s opulence by the mercy of yogamāyā. For instance, mother Yaśodā considered Kṛṣṇa an ordinary child.