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SB 11.13.5

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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


tat tat sāttvikam evaiṣāṁ
yad yad vṛddhāḥ pracakṣate
nindanti tāmasaṁ tat tad
rājasaṁ tad-upekṣitam


tat tat—those things; sāttvikam—in the mode of goodness; eva—indeed; eṣām—among the ten items; yat yat—whatever; vṛddhāḥ—the sages of the past, such as Vyāsadeva, who are expert in Vedic knowledge; pracakṣate—they praise; nindanti—they scorn; tāmasam—in the mode of ignorance; tat tat—those things; rājasam—in the mode of passion; tat—hy the sages; upekṣitam—left alone, neither praised nor criticized.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Among the ten items I have just mentioned, the great sages who understand Vedic knowledge have praised and recommended those that are in the mode of goodness, criticized and rejected those in the mode of ignorance, and shown indifference to those in the mode of passion.

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