Go to Vaniquotes | Go to Vanipedia | Go to Vanimedia


Vanisource - the complete essence of Vedic knowledge


SB 12.5.8

From Vanisource

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

TEXT 8

na tatrātmā svayaṁ-jyotir
yo vyaktāvyaktayoḥ paraḥ
ākāśa iva cādhāro
dhruvo 'nantopamas tataḥ


SYNONYMS

na—not; tatra—there; ātmā—the soul; svayam-jyotiḥ—self-luminous; yaḥ—who; vyakta-avyaktayoḥ—from the manifest and the unmanifest (the gross and subtle bodies); paraḥ—different; ākāśaḥ—the sky; iva—as; ca—and; ādhāraḥ—the basis; dhruvaḥ—fixed; ananta—without end; upamaḥ—or comparison; tataḥ—thus.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

The soul within the body is self-luminous and is separate from the visible gross body and invisible subtle body. It remains as the fixed basis of changing bodily existence, just as the ethereal sky is the unchanging background of material transformation. Therefore the soul is endless and without material comparison.



... more about "SB 12.5.8"
Śukadeva Gosvāmī +
King Parīkṣit +