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CC Adi 9.32

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


alaukika vṛkṣa kare sarvendriya-karma
sthāvara ha-iyā dhare jaṅgamera dharma


alaukika — transcendental; vṛkṣa — tree; kare — does; sarva-indriya — all senses; karma — activities; sthāvara — immovable; ha-iyā — becoming; dhare — accepts; jaṅgamera — of the movable; dharma — activities.


“Since the tree of devotional service is transcendental, every one of its parts can perform the action of all the others. Although a tree is supposed to be immovable, this tree nevertheless moves.


It is our experience in the material world that trees stand in one place, but in the spiritual world a tree can go from one place to another. Therefore everything in the spiritual world is called alaukika, uncommon or transcendental. Another feature of such a tree is that it can act universally. In the material world the roots of a tree go deep within the earth to gather food, but in the spiritual world the twigs, branches and leaves of the upper portion of the tree can act like the roots.