The Infinite Nature of Vishnu

The Vishnu Purana is one of the most important of the 18 major Puranas. This beautiful Vedic text focuses on revealing the grandeur and supreme nature of Lord Vishnu (Sriman Narayana), the Supreme Absolute Being of the Vedic tradition. In this livestream, Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya comments on several verses from this foundational Vedic text extolling the infinite nature of Sri Vishnu.

“The infinite nature of Vishnu is pure, intelligent, perpetual, unborn, undecayable, inexhaustible, inscrutable, immutable; He is neither gross nor subtle, nor capable of being defined. I offer my obeisances to that ever-holy nature of Vishnu! I offer my obeisances to Him whose faculty to create the universe abides in but a part of but the ten-millionth part of Him; I offer my obeisances to Him who is one with the inexhaustible supreme Brahman. I offer my obeisances to the glorious nature of the supreme Vishnu, which neither the gods, nor the sages, nor I, nor Sankara (Shiva) apprehend; I offer my obeisances to that nature of Vishnu which the yogis, after incessant effort, effacing both moral merit and demerit, behold to be contemplated in the mystical monosyllable AUM. The supreme glory of Vishnu, who is the first of all; Who, while being the one and only God, is the source of the triple energy (tri-guna-shakti) of Whom is the same with Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva: oh lord of all, great soul of all, asylum of all, undecayable, have mercy upon your servants; oh Vishnu, be manifest to us!” (Vishnu Purana, 1.9.50-56)

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