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SB 10.51.56

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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

TEXT 56

tasmād visṛjyāśiṣa īśa sarvato
rajas-tamaḥ-sattva-guṇānubandhanāḥ
nirañjanaṁ nirguṇam advayaṁ paraṁ
tvāṁ jñāpti-mātraṁ puruṣaṁ vrajāmy aham


SYNONYMS

tasmāt—therefore; visṛjya—putting aside; āśiṣaḥ—desirable objects; īśa—O Lord; sarvataḥ—entirely; rajaḥ—with passion; tamaḥ—ignorance; sattva—and goodness; guṇa—the material modes; anu-bandhanāḥ—entangled; nirañjanam—free from mundane designations; nirguṇam—transcendental to the material modes; advayam—nondual; param—supreme; tvām—You; jñāpti-mātram—pure knowledge; puruṣam—the original person; vrajāmi—am approaching

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

Therefore, O Lord, having put aside all objects of material desire, which are bound to the modes of passion, ignorance and goodness, I am approaching You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for shelter. You are not covered by mundane designations; rather, You are the Supreme Absolute Truth, full in pure knowledge and transcendental to the material modes.


PURPORT

The word nirguṇam here indicates that the Lord's existence is beyond the qualities of material nature. One might argue that Lord Kṛṣṇa's body is made of material nature, but here the word advayam refutes that argument. There is no duality in Lord Kṛṣṇa's existence. His eternal, spiritual body is Kṛṣṇa, and Kṛṣṇa is God.



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