Bhagavan is the Original Tattva, the Supreme Absolute Truth

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

(From "Bhakti Tattva Viveka" - click to read more from it.
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Absolute truth realised exclusively through the process of bhakti is called Bhagavan.

In Bhakti-sandarbha the characteristics of bhagavat-tattva are described as “pari-purna-sarva-shakti-vishishta-bhagavan iti”: the complete Absolute Truth endowed with all transcendental potencies is called Bhagavan.

After the creation of the universe, Bhagavan enters it through His partial expansion as the Paramatma: as Garbhodakashayi, He is situated as the Supersoul of the complete universe (virat-antaryami) and as Kshirodakashayi, He is situated as the Supersoul in the hearts of the living entities.

Again, in direct distinction from the manifested material worlds, Bhagavan appears as the impersonal brahma-svarupa-tattva.

Hence, Bhagavan is the original tattva and is the supreme Absolute Truth.

His svarupa-vigraha or intrinsic form is transcendental.

The complete spiritual bliss resides in Him.

His potencies are inconceivable and beyond any reasoning.

He cannot be fathomed by any process fabricated by the knowledge of the infinitesimal jiva.

By the influence of His inconceivable potency, the entire universe and all the living entities residing within it have manifested.

Jivas manifesting from the tatastha-shakti or marginal potency of Bhagavan become successful only by following the dharma of engaging exclusively in His loving transcendental service.

Then by the practice of nama-bhajana one can realise through one’s transcendental eyes the unparalleled beauty of Bhagavan.

The processes of jnana and yoga are incapable of approaching Bhagavan.

By combining bhagavat-tattva with jnana, the tattva appears as the formless and effulgent impersonal brahma, and if He is seen through the yoga process, He appears as Paramatma invested within this material creation.

Bhakti is supremely pure.

It is very painful for Bhakti-devi, the personification of bhakti, to see the Supreme Personality in His lesser manifestations.

If She sees this anywhere, She cannot tolerate it.(from Part 1 – "The Intrinsic Nature of Devotion")

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Natural Brotherhood (Bhaktivinoda Thakura):

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"Gradually, when the offensive portions of the established religions are destroyed, there will be no more differences in the bhajana performed by the various Sampradayas nor any quarrel between them.

Then as brothers, the people of all castes and countries will spontaneously chant the Holy Names of the Supreme Lord together.

At that time, no one will hate anyone or consider others dogeaters; nor will anyone be overwhelmed by the pride of high birth.

The living entities will not forget the principle of natural brotherhood."

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