Canto 11: General HistoryChapter 25: The Three Modes of Nature and Beyond

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.25.31

sarve guṇa-mayā bhāvāḥ

puruṣāvyakta-dhiṣṭhitāḥ

dṛṣṭaḿ śrutaḿ anudhyātaḿ

buddhyā puruṣarṣabha

SYNONYMS

sarve — all; guṇa-mayaḥ — composed of the modes of nature; bhāvaḥ — states of existence; puruṣa — by the enjoying soul; avyakta — and subtle nature; dhiṣṭhitāḥ — established and maintained; dṛṣṭam — seen; śrutam — heard; anudhyātam — conceived; buddhyā — by the intelligence; — or; puruṣa-ṛṣabhaO best among men.

TRANSLATION

O best of human beings, all states of material being are related to the interaction of the enjoying soul and material nature. Whether seen, heard of or only conceived within the mind, they are without exception constituted of the modes of nature.

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