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SB 11.25.29

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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


sāttvikaṁ sukham ātmotthaṁ
viṣayotthaṁ tu rājasam
tāmasaṁ moha-dainyotthaṁ
nirguṇaṁ mad-apāśrayam


sāttvikam—in the mode of goodness; sukham—happiness; ātma-uttham—generated from the self; viṣaya-uttham—generated from sense objects; tu—but; rājasam—in the mode of passion; tāmasam—in the mode of ignorance; moha—from delusion; dainya—and degradation; uttham—derived; nirguṇam—transcendental; mat-apāśrayam—within Me.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Happiness derived from the self is in the mode of goodness, happiness based on sense gratification is in the mode of passion, and happiness based on delusion and degradation is in the mode of ignorance. But that happiness found within Me is transcendental.

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