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CC Madhya 25.147 (1975)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 147

gāyatrīra arthe ei grantha-ārambhana
"satyaṁ paraṁ"-sambandha, "dhīmahi"-sādhana-prayojana


SYNONYMS

gāyatrīra arthe—with the meaning of Brahma-gāyatrī; ei—this; grantha—of the great literature; ārambhana—the beginning; satyam param—the supreme Absolute Truth; sambandha—shows a relationship; dhīmahi—we meditate (the end of the Gāyatrī mantra); sādhana-prayojana—the execution of service and the achievement of the ultimate goal.


TRANSLATION

"In the beginning of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam there is an explanation of the Brahma-gāyatrī mantra. 'The Absolute Truth [satyaṁ param]' indicates the relationship, and 'we meditate [dhīmahi] on Him' indicates the execution of devotional service and the ultimate goal of life.