CC Madhya 18.116

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 116

yas tu nārāyaṇaṁ devaṁ
brahma-rudrādi-daivataiḥ
samatvenaiva vīkṣeta
sa pāṣaṇḍī bhaved dhruvam


SYNONYMS

yaḥ—any person who; tu—however; nārāyaṇam—the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the master of such demigods as Brahmā and Śiva; devam—the Lord; brahma—Lord Brahmā; rudra—Lord Śiva; ādi—and others; daivataiḥ—with such demigods; samatvena—on an equal level; eva—certainly; vīkṣeta—observes; saḥ—such a person; pāṣaṇḍī—pāsaṇḍī; bhavet—must be; dhruvam—certainly.


TRANSLATION

“‘A person who considers demigods like Brahmā and Śiva to be on an equal level with Nārāyaṇa is to be considered an offender, or pāṣaṇḍī.’”