|Caption||The original spiritual planet, which resembles the whorl of a lotus flower, is called Goloka Vrndavana and is the abode of Lord Krishna. This original planet is located in the spiritual sky, beyond the limits of the material creation. Also in the spiritual sky are unlimited spiritual planets called Vaikunthas. These Vaikuntha planets are each dominated by a specific expansion of Lord Krishna and the inhabitants there are ever-liberated living beings.|
The material creation is a product of the mahat-tattva, which is the Lord's dreaming state. The Lord lies down in the water called the Causal Ocean and as he sleeps innumerable universes are generated with His breath. In each of these universes the Lord enters again as Garbhodakashayi Vishnu. From His navel sprouts a lotus stem, and from that lotus, Brahma is born. Brahma is designated as the creator of this universe and he creates all living beings of different types as well as the moon the sun and other demigods.
|Headline||Cover for Srimad Bhagavatam|
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