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Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta - Ādi-līlā - Chapter 2: Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Is the Supreme Personality of Godhead
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


anuvādam anuktvā tu
na vidheyam udīrayet
na hy alabdhāspadaṁ kiñcit
kutracit pratitiṣṭhati


anuvādam—the subject; anuktvā—not stating; tu—but; na—not; vidheyam—the predicate; udīrayet—one should speak; na—not; hi—certainly; alabdha-āspadam—without a secure position; kiñcit—something; kutracit—anywhere; pratitiṣṭhati—stands.


“‘One should not state a predicate before its subject, for it cannot thus stand without proper support.’


This rhetorical rule appears in the Ekādaśī-tattva, Thirteenth Canto, in connection with the metaphorical use of words. An unknown object should not be put before the known subject because the object has no meaning if the subject is not first given.

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