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SB 11.28.31

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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


tiṣṭhantam āsīnam uta vrajantaṁ
śayānam ukṣantam adantam annam
svabhāvam anyat kim apīhamānam
ātmānam ātma-stha-matir na veda


tiṣṭhantam—standing; āsīnam—sitting; uta—or; vrajantam—walking; śayānam—lying down; ukṣantam—urinating; adantam—eating; annam—food; sva-bhāvam—manifested from his conditioned nature; anyat—other; kim api—whatever; īhamānam—executing; ātmānam—his own bodily self; ātma-stha—fixed in the true self; matiḥ—whose consciousness; na veda—he does not recognize.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


The wise man, whose consciousness is fixed in the self, does not even notice his own bodily activities. While standing, sitting, walking, lying down, urinating, eating or performing other bodily functions, he understands that the body is acting according to its own nature.

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