Why does the Bhagavatam say that Lord Ram went to the brahmajyoti?

by January 1, 2012

Question by Venkatesh P:

I was reading 9th canto SB, i came across this verse.

“After completing the sacrifice, Lord Rämacandra, whose lotus feet were sometimes pierced by thorns when He lived in Daëòakäraëya, placed those lotus feet in the hearts of those who always think of Him. Then He entered His own abode, the Vaikuëöha planet beyond the brahmajyoti.”

Else where also, I remember sometimes even in SB, i came across some verses which appeared to give importance to Brahman more. of course translation is completely changed by Srila Prabhupada to avoid confusions. How can we understand this pr, that even Sukhdev Goswami is speaking that Rama has gone into Brahman instead of referring to spiritual abode?

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1. Brahman, Paramatma and Bhagavan are non-different.

2. The technical differentiation between these three aspects of the Absolute Truth is a merciful revelation of Lord Chaitanya to enable us to understand how the Absolute Truth can be both personal and impersonal.

3. The Bhagavatam demonstrates the supremacy of Bhagavan realization by showing how its speaker Sh

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  • Venkatesh
    January 1, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you so much prabhu! You are so kind.

  • Amol Katkar
    January 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    A simply superb reply that really clears all doubts about Bhraman, Paramatma and Bhagavan. Thank you very much, Prabhu!

  • Vaibhav Sharma
    March 2, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Amazing !!! I pray to get such philosophical understanding of Shastras !!! Haribol !!!

  • eshant garg
    January 15, 2014 at 1:14 am

    amazing to see such a deep understanding of scriptures, very difficult point explained so clearly and so easily.
    Thanks prabhu, 100s of dadvats.

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