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CC Madhya 25.123 (1975)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 123

etāvad eva jijñāsyaṁ
tattva-jijñāsunātmanaḥ
anvaya-vyatirekābhyāṁ
yat syāt sarvatra sarvadā


SYNONYMS

etāvat—up to this; eva—certainly; jijñāsyam—to be inquired about; tattva—of the Absolute Truth; jijñāsunā—by the student; ātmanaḥ—of the self; anvaya—directly; vyatirekābhyām—and indirectly; yat—whatever; syāt—it may be; sarvatra—everywhere; sarvadā—always.


TRANSLATION

" 'A person interested in transcendental knowledge must therefore always directly and indirectly inquire about it to know about the all-pervading truth.


PURPORT

This is a quotation from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (2.9.36). It is the fourth verse of the catuḥ-ślokī. For an explanation see Ādi-līlā, Chapter One, text 56.