Bhagavān’s Paradoxical Potency, Māyā

Excerpt from the commentary on Tattva Sandarbha, Anuccheda 33.1, by Satyanarayana Dasa: Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī has explained that Bhagavān is not contented that Māyā has to delude the jīvas; therefore Māyā feels ashamed to face the Lord. As Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī explained, Bhagavān is not contented that Māyā has to delude the jīvas; therefore Māyā feels ashamed to face the Lord. One may ask, “If the Lord is all-powerful, why does He not intervene?”

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