SB 3.24.30

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


svīyaṁ vākyam ṛtaṁ kartum
avatīrṇo 'si me gṛhe
cikīrṣur bhagavān jñānaṁ
bhaktānāṁ māna-vardhanaḥ


svīyam—Your own; vākyam—words; ṛtam—true; kartum—to make; avatīrṇaḥ—descended; asi—You are; me gṛhe—in my house; cikīrṣuḥ—desirous of disseminating; bhagavān—the Personality of Godhead; jñānam—knowledge; bhaktānām—of the devotees; māna—the honor; vardhanaḥ—who increases.


Kardama Muni said: You, my dear Lord, who are always increasing the honor of Your devotees, have descended in my home just to fulfill Your word and disseminate the process of real knowledge.


When the Lord appeared before Kardama Muni after his mature yoga practice, He promised that He would become Kardama's son. He descended as the son of Kardama Muni in order to fulfill that promise. Another purpose of His appearance is cikīrṣur bhagavān jñānam, to distribute knowledge. Therefore, He is called bhaktānāṁ māna-vardhanaḥ, "He who increases the honor of His devotees." By distributing Sāṅkhya He would increase the honor of the devotees; therefore, Sāṅkhya philosophy is not dry mental speculation. Sāṅkhya philosophy means devotional service. How could the honor of the devotees be increased unless Sāṅkhya were meant for devotional service? Devotees are not interested in speculative knowledge; therefore, the Sāṅkhya enunciated by Kapila Muni is meant to establish one firmly in devotional service. Real knowledge and real liberation is to surrender unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead and engage in devotional service.

Facts about "SB 3.24.30"
Spoken byKardama Muni +
Spoken toLord Kapiladeva the Supreme Personality of Godhead +