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CC Madhya 6.139

Text

veda-purāṇe kahe brahma-nirūpaṇa
sei brahma — bṛhad-vastu, īśvara-lakṣaṇa

Synonyms

veda-purāṇe — in the Vedas and the Purāṇas; kahe — it is stated; brahma-nirūpaṇa — explaining the Supreme; sei brahma — that Supreme; bṛhat-vastu — the greatest; īśvara-lakṣaṇa — feature of the Supreme Personality.

Translation

“All the Vedas and literature that strictly follows the Vedic principles explain that the Supreme Brahman is the Absolute Truth, the greatest of all, and a feature of the Supreme Lord.

Purport

The greatest of everything is Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Lord Kṛṣṇa states in the Bhagavad-gītā (15.15), vedaiś ca sarvair aham eva vedyaḥ: “By all the Vedas, I am to be known.” In Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (1.2.11) it is said that the Absolute Truth is understood in three phases — namely, Brahman, Paramātmā and Bhagavān, the Supreme Personality of Godhead (brahmeti paramātmeti bhagavān iti śabdyate). Thus the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the last word in understanding the Absolute Truth, Brahman.