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SB 3.25.31

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 31

maitreya uvāca
viditvārthaṁ kapilo mātur itthaṁ
jāta-sneho yatra tanvābhijātaḥ
tattvāmnāyaṁ yat pravadanti sāṅkhyaṁ
provāca vai bhakti-vitāna-yogam


SYNONYMS

maitreyaḥ uvāca—Maitreya said; viditvā—having known; artham—purpose; kapilaḥ—Lord Kapila; mātuḥ—of His mother; ittham—thus; jāta-snehaḥ—became compassionate; yatra—upon her; tanvā—from her body; abhijātaḥ—born; tattva-āmnāyam—truths received by disciplic succession; yat—which; pravadanti—they call; sāṅkhyam—Sāṅkhya philosophy; provāca—He described; vai—in fact; bhakti—devotional service; vitāna—spreading; yogam—mystic yoga.


TRANSLATION

Śrī Maitreya said: After hearing the statement of His mother, Kapila could understand her purpose, and He became compassionate towards her because of being born of her body. He described the Sāṅkhya system of philosophy, which is a combination of devotional service and mystic realization, as received by disciplic succession.


Teachings of Lord Kapila, the Son of Devahūti, Text 31



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