Balarama – cc adi 5
|sarva-avatārī kṛṣṇa svayaḿ bhagavān
tāńhāra dvitīya deha śrī-balarāma 4
|Kṛṣṇa is the source of all incarnations, selfsame Godhead.
His second body is Śrī Balarāma.
|eka-i svarūpa dońhe, bhinna-mātra kāya
ādya kāya-vyūha, kṛṣṇa-līlāra sahāya 5
|The two are one being, separated
Balaram assits Kṛṣṇa’s play as the original source of expansions
garbhoda-śāyī ca payobdhi-śāyī
śeṣaś ca yasyāḿśa-kalāḥ sa nityā-
nandākhya-rāmaḥ śaraṇaḿ mamāstu 7
|Sankarshana; Vishnu lying on the causal ocean;
Vishnu lying on the universal ocean; Vishnu lying on the milk ocean; Shesha… these are the portions and parts of Nityananda Balarama
To whom I surrender.
|śrī-balarāma gosāñi mūla-sańkarṣaṇa
pañca-rūpa dhari’ karena kṛṣṇera sevana 8
|Balarama Goswāmī is the original Sankarshan
He takes five forms to serve Kṛṣṇa.
|āpane karena kṛṣṇa-līlāra sahāya
sṛṣṭi-līlā-kārya kare dhari’ cāri kāya 9
|He himself assists Kṛṣṇa’s play
In four other forms he assists the play of creation.
|sṛṣṭy-ādika sevā, — tāńra ājñāra pālana
‘śeṣa’-rūpe kare kṛṣṇera vividha sevana 10
|Three of those forms carry out Kṛṣṇa’s orders to create.
The fourth, Shesha, renders various other personal services in the creation.
|tāńhā ye rāmera rūpa — mahā-sańkarṣaṇa
cic-chakti-āśraya tińho, kāraṇera kāraṇa 42
|Balarama, named Maha Sankarshana,
Is the shelter / origin of spiritual energy (cit-shakti). He is therefore the cause of all causes.
|ṣaḍ-vidhaiśvarya tāńhā sakala cinmaya
sańkarṣaṇera vibhūti saba, jāniha niścaya 44
|Six varieties of opulence, and everything spiritual,
Know for certain that it is all the power of Sankarshan / Balarama.
|‘jīva’-nāma taṭasthākhya eka śakti haya
mahā-sańkarṣaṇa — saba jīvera āśraya 45
|Living beings are an energy called “borderline spiritual.”
Maha-Sankarshan is the shelter / origin of all these living beings.
|yāńhā haite viśvotpatti, yāńhāte pralaya
sei puruṣera sańkarṣaṇa samāśraya 46
|The one from whom the universes come, and into whom they return…
Sanskarshan is the shelter/origin of that personality.
|sarvāśraya, sarvādbhuta, aiśvarya apāra
‘ananta’ kahite nāre mahimā yāńhāra 47
|He is the shelter of everything, the most amazing, and unsurpassable in power.
Even Ananta cannot speak fully of his greatness.
anukṛtya rutair jantūḿś
ceratuḥ prākṛtau yathā 138
|Playing like bulls, roaring
Fighting each other
Imitating the sounds of animals
They (Kṛṣṇa and Balarama) used to play like ordinary boys.
svayaḿ viśrāmayaty āryaḿ
|Sometimes, when tired from playing
Krishna would have Balaram lay his head on the lap of a cowheard boy
And personally massage the legs and feet of his elder brother.