Go to Vaniquotes | Go to Vanipedia | Go to Vanimedia


Vanisource - the complete essence of Vedic knowledge


CC Madhya 20.312

From Vanisource



His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 312

śivaḥ śakti-yuktaḥ śaśvat
tri-liṅgo guṇa-saṁvṛtaḥ
vaikārikas taijasaś ca
tāmasaś cety ahaṁ tridhā


SYNONYMS

śivaḥ—Lord Śiva; śakti-yuktaḥ—associated with material nature; śaśvat—eternally; tri-liṅgaḥ—in three features; guṇa-saṁvṛtaḥ—covered by the modes of nature; vaikārikaḥ—one is called vaikārika; taijasaḥ ca—another is called taijasa; tāmasaḥ ca—as well as tāmasa; iti—thus; aham—egotism; tri-dhā—three kinds.


TRANSLATION

“‘The truth about Lord Śiva is that he is always covered with three material coverings—vaikārika, taijasa and tāmasa. Because of these three modes of material nature, he always associates with the external energy and egotism itself.’


PURPORT

This is a quotation from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (SB 10.88.3).