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SB 10.40.7

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


anye ca saṁskṛtātmāno
vidhinābhihitena te
yajanti tvan-mayās tvāṁ vai


anye — others; ca — and; saṁskṛta — purified; ātmānaḥ — whose intelligence; vidhinā — by the injunctions (of such scriptures as the Pañcarātra); abhihitena — presented; te — by You; yajanti — worship; tvat-mayāḥ — filled with thought of You; tvām — You; vai — indeed; bahu-mūrti — having many forms; eka-mūrtikam — having one form.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


And yet others—those whose intelligence is pure—follow the injunctions of Vaiṣṇava scriptures promulgated by You. Absorbing their minds in thought of You, they worship You as the one Supreme Lord manifesting in multiple forms.


The word saṁskṛtātmānaḥ, "they whose intelligence is pure," is significant here. It implies that the worshipers mentioned before have not completely purified their intelligence of material contamination and thus worship the Lord indirectly. Those who are purified, however, directly worship the Lord, either as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Kṛṣṇa, or as one of His various plenary forms, such as Vāsudeva, Saṅkarṣaṇa, Pradyumna or Aniruddha, as indicated here.

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