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CC Madhya 20.399

Text

hariḥ pūrṇatamaḥ pūrṇa-
taraḥ pūrṇa iti tridhā
śreṣṭha-madhyādibhiḥ śabdair
nāṭye yaḥ paripaṭhyate

Synonyms

hariḥ — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; pūrṇa-tamaḥ — most complete; pūrṇa-taraḥ — more complete; pūrṇaḥ — complete; iti — thus; tridhā — three stages; śreṣṭha — best; madhya-ādibhiḥ — middle, etc.; śabdaiḥ — by the words; nāṭye — in books on dramatics; yaḥ — who; paripaṭhyate — is proclaimed.

Translation

“ ‘This is stated in the dramatic literatures as “perfect,” “more perfect” and “most perfect.” Thus Lord Kṛṣṇa manifests Himself in three ways — perfect, more perfect and most perfect.