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SB 10.47.32

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


yenendriyārthān dhyāyeta
mṛṣā svapna-vad utthitaḥ
tan nirundhyād indriyāṇi
vinidraḥ pratyapadyata


yena—by which (mind); indriya—of the senses; arthān—upon the objects; dhyāyeta—one meditates; mṛṣā—false; svapna-vat—like a dream; utthitaḥ—arisen from sleep; tat—that (mind); nirundhyāt—one should bring under control; indriyāṇi—the senses; vinidraḥ—not sleeping (alert); pratyapadyata—they obtain.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


As a person just arisen from sleep may continue to meditate on a dream even though it is illusory, so by the agency of the mind one meditates on the sense objects, which the senses can then obtain. Therefore one should become fully alert and bring the mind under control.


The verb pratipad means "to be perceived or restored." The soul that is vinidra, free from the dreamlike condition of material consciousness, is restored to its constitutional position as an eternal servitor of the Lord, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, and thus the soul is directly perceived by pure consciousness.

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