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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.11.23
bhagavāḿs tac catuṣṭayam
bibharti sma catur-mūrtir
bhagavān harir īśvaraḥ
ańga — with His major limbs; upāńga — minor limbs; āyudha — weapons; ākalpaiḥ — and ornaments; bhagavān — the Personality of Godhead; tat catuṣṭayam — these four manifestations (of viśva, taijasa, prājña and turīya); bibharti — maintains; sma — indeed; catuḥ-mūrtiḥ — in His four personal features (Vāsudeva, Sańkarṣaṇa, Pradyumna and Aniruddha); bhagavān — the Lord; hariḥ — Hari; īśvaraḥ — the supreme controller.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Hari, thus appears in four personal expansions, each exhibiting major limbs, minor limbs, weapons and ornaments. Through these distinct features, the Lord maintains the four phases of existence.
The Lord's spiritual body, weapons, ornaments and associates are all pure transcendental existence, identical with Him.
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