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SB 11.22.15

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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


śrotraṁ tvag darśanaṁ ghrāṇo
jihveti jñāna-śaktayaḥ
karmāṇy aṅgobhayaṁ manaḥ


śrotram—the sense of hearing; tvak—the sense of touch, experienced upon the skin; darśanam—sight; ghrāṇaḥ—smell; jihvā—the sense of taste, experienced upon the tongue; iti—thus; jñāna-śaktayaḥ—the knowledge-acquiring senses; vāk—speech; pāṇi—the hands; upastha—the genitals; pāyu—the anus; aṅghriḥ—and the legs; karmāṇi—the working senses; aṅga—My dear Uddhava; ubhayam—belonging to both these categories; manaḥ—the mind.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Hearing, touch, sight, smell and taste are the five knowledge acquiring senses, My dear Uddhava, and speech, the hands, the genitals, the anus and the legs constitute the five working senses. The mind belongs to both these categories.


Eleven elements are mentioned in this verse.

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