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  1. Clarification –

    1) Samāna-jātīyatā of the three vibhūti items enumerated under Śrīmad-bhagavad-gītā 10.21 is denoted by us and not the samāna-jātīyatā of Viṣṇu among the 12 Ādityas. If samāna-jātīyatā of all the three vibhūtis (Sun, Āditya and Marīci) mentioned in ŚBG 10.21 is taken, it denotes only the eka-āmśātmika-vibhūtitva. Not accepting so would make Marīci promoted to the platform of tāttvika-svarūpa-gata abheda with Kṛṣṇa. Hence, even though Viṣṇu amoṇg the 12 Ādityas is non-different, even in ontological perspective, with Nārāyaṇa/Kṛṣṇa, the contextual interpretation keeps the meaning confined to, only, vibhūtitva and not beyond.

    2) Whilst Gauḍīya commentators like Śrī Viśvanātha and Śrī Baladeva have interpreted the term ‘rāmaḥ’ as employed in ŚBG 10.31 to indicate Paraśurāma, nevertheless, our explanation in the above essay clarifies the scenario in which the said term is meant to express Dāśarathī Rāma as most of the non-Gauḍīya commentators on Gītā have taken the latter meaning.

    – Gurupādācārya Svāmī

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