Canto 11: General HistoryChapter 22: Enumeration of the Elements of Material Creation

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.22.48

etā manoratha-mayīr

hānyasyoccāvacās tanūḥ

guṇa-sańgād upādatte

kvacit kaścij jahāti ca


etāḥ — these; manaḥ-rathaḥ-mayīḥ — achieved by meditation of the mind; ha — certainly; anyasya — of the body (who is separate from the self); ucca — greater; avacāḥ — and lesser; tanūḥ — bodily conditions; guṇa-sańgāt — because of associating with the modes of nature; upādattehe accepts; kvacit — sometimes; kaścit — someone; jahāti — gives up; ca — and.


Although the material body is different from the self, because of the ignorance due to material association one falsely identifies oneself with the superior and inferior bodily conditions. Sometimes a fortunate person is able to give up such mental concoction.


One who has received the special mercy of the Supreme Lord is able to give up the mental concoction of bodily identification. Thus there is always a chance of escaping the cycle of birth and death.

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