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SB 7.12.17

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


vānaprasthasya vakṣyāmi
niyamān muni-sammatān
yān āsthāya munir gacched
ṛṣi-lokam uhāñjasā


vānaprasthasya—of a person in the vānaprastha-āśrama (retired life); vakṣyāmi—I shall now explain; niyamān—the rules and regulations; muni-sammatān—which are recognized by great munis, philosophers and saintly persons; yān—which; āsthāya—being situated in, or practicing; muniḥ—a saintly person; gacchet—is promoted; ṛṣi-lokam—to the planetary system where the seers and munis go (Maharloka); uha—O King; añjasā—without difficulty.


O King, I shall now describe the qualifications for a vānaprastha, one who has retired from family life. By rigidly following the rules and regulations for the vānaprastha, one can easily be elevated to the upper planetary system known as Maharloka.

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