"The spiritual world is considered to possess three fourths of the energy and
opulence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and this material world is
considered to possess only one fourth of that energy. 
"Once, one Brahma came to Dvaraka to see Krishna. The doorman immediately
went to inform Krishna. 
One time Brahma went to Vaikuntha because he wanted to see the Lord. When he
arrived, the gatekeeper stopped him, "Wait, first tell me who you are."
Brahma replied, "I am Brahma! I have created this world. [ego] I want to meet
the Lord!" The gatekeeper went inside and told Krishna that Brahma had come
to meet with Him. Krishna knows everything—He knows that Brahma has
much ego—so He said, "Which Brahma is it? What is his name?"
vismita hana brahma dvarike kahila
'kaha giya sanaka-pita chaturmukha aila'
"[When the doorman asked Brahma], Brahma was surprised. He said, 'Tell the
Lord that the father of Sanaka, the four-headed Brahma has come.' 
Brahma was surprised: "I am the father of Sanak, I am
four-mouthed—that Brahma came. Tell the Lord I have created the
whole universe, I am chatur-mukha Brahma—you can see that I have four
mouths, four heads." The gatekeeper went back to Krishna and said, "Prabhu,
chatur-mukha Brahma has come." Krishna replied, "OK, bring him in."
krsne janana dvari brahmare lana gela
krsnera charane brahma dandavat kaila
"The doorman told Krishna what Brahma had said, and Krishna gave the
permission to let him in. The doorman took Brahma to Krishna, and as soon as
Brahma saw Krishna, he offered full obeisance at His lotus feet. 
"Brahma said, 'I will tell You later why I have come. There is a doubt in my
mind, please kindly remove it. 
'kon brahma?' puchhile tumi kon abhipraye?
ama ba-i jagate ara kon brahma haye?'
"'Why did You ask, "Which Brahma is it?"? Is there any other Brahma besides
me in this world?' 
Brahma asked, "Why did You ask me which Brahma I was and what my name was? Do
You not know who Brahma is? Does any other Brahma exist in this world besides
suni' hasi' krsna tabe karilena dhyane
asankhya brahmara gana aila tata-ksane
"Hearing this, Krishna laughed and began to meditate, and immediately so many
Brahmas came there. 
koty-arbuda mukha karo, na yaya ganana
"Some Brahmas had ten faces, some twenty, some a hundred, some a thousand,
some ten thousand, some a hundred thousand, some ten million and some a
hundred million. It is impossible to count them all. 
"With folded hands, all Brahmas and Sivas offered prayers to Krishna, 'O
Lord, You are so merciful, you allowed us to see Your lotus feet.' 
Seeing all this, the small four-mouthed Brahma said, "Prabhu, You are very
merciful to me, You have shown today that there are so many Brahmas serving,
worshipping You. You have shown me their lotus feet, so I am very fortunate
today." Now his ego was gone.
krsna kahe,—toma-saba dekhite chitta haila
taha lagi' eka thani saba bolaila
"Krishna said, 'I wanted to see you all, so I have called you all here.
Krishna said with a smile, "I wanted to see everybody, that is why I called
you all today." He knew what He called them all for—He wanted to
demolish Brahma's ego.
"Krishna said, 'This universe is five hundred million yojans. It is very
small, that is why you have only four faces. 
Krishna said, "You do not know that this world is very big, it is
impossible to calculate its size. Your brahmanda is panchasat koti yojans
(five hundred million yojans), and you have only four mouths. You are very
kona brahmanda sata-koti, kona laksa-koti
kona niyuta-koti, kona koti-koti
"'Some universes are one billion, some one trillion, some ten trillion and
some one hundred trillion yojans. 
('Koti' means ten million.)
brahmanda-anurupa brahmara sarira-vadana
ei-rupe pali ami brahmandera gana
"'The number of faces on Brahma's body depends on the size of the universe.
In this way I maintain all the innumerable universes. 
Krishna says, "I am serving and looking after all brahmandas."
'eka-pada vibhuti' ihara nahi parimana
'tri-pada vibhuti'ra keba kare parimana"
"'When it is impossible to fathom one fourth of My opulence, who can fathom
the other three-fourths of My opulence?' 
tabe krsna brahmare dilena vidaya
krsnera vibhuti-svarupa janana na yaya
"Then Krishna let Brahma go. It is not possible to understand the scope of
Krishna's power." 
'We need a permanent solution, and it is possible, we can get a permanent
solution in this life. If, in this body, you practise Krishna consciousness
properly, then through good association you can conquer maya, you can conquer
birth and death...'