SB 3.26.36

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 36

mṛdutvaṁ kaṭhinatvaṁ ca
śaityam uṣṇatvam eva ca
etat sparśasya sparśatvaṁ
tan-mātratvaṁ nabhasvataḥ


SYNONYMS

mṛdutvam—softness; kaṭhinatvam—hardness; ca—and; śaityam—cold; uṣṇatvam—heat; eva—also; ca—and; etat—this; sparśasya—of the subtle element touch; sparśatvam—the distinguishing attributes; tat-mātratvam—the subtle form; nabhasvataḥ—of air.


TRANSLATION

Softness and hardness and cold and heat are the distinguishing attributes of touch, which is characterized as the subtle form of air.


PURPORT

Tangibility is the proof of form. In actuality, objects are perceived in two different ways. They are either soft or hard, cold or hot, etc. This tangible action of the tactile sense is the result of the evolution of air, which is produced from the sky.



Facts about "SB 3.26.36"
Spoken byLord Kapiladeva the Supreme Personaliy of Godhead +
Spoken toDevahūti, mother of Lord Kapiladeva +