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BG 18.40 (1972)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


न तदस्ति पृथिव्यां वा दिवि देवेषु वा पुनः ।
सत्त्वं प्रकृतिजैर्मुक्तं यदेभिः स्यात्त्रिभिर्गुणैः ॥४०॥
na tad asti pṛthivyāṁ vā
divi deveṣu vā punaḥ
sattvaṁ prakṛti-jair muktaṁ
yad ebhiḥ syāt tribhir guṇaiḥ


na—not; tat—that; asti—there is; pṛthivyām—within the universe; —or; divi—in the higher planetary system; deveṣu—amongst the demigods; —or; punaḥ—again; sattvam—existence; prakṛti-jaiḥ—under the influence of material nature; muktam—liberated; yat—that; ebhiḥ—by this; syāt—so becomes; tribhiḥ—by three; guṇaiḥ—modes of material nature.


There is no being existing, either here or among the demigods in the higher planetary systems, which is freed from the three modes of material nature.


The Lord here summarizes the total influence of the three modes of material nature all over the universe.