|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 12: The Topics of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Summarized|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.12.49
mṛṣā giras tā hy asatīr asat-kathā
na kathyate yad bhagavān adhokṣajaḥ
tad eva satyaḿ tad u haiva mańgalaḿ
tad eva puṇyaḿ bhagavad-guṇodayam
mṛṣāḥ — false; giraḥ — words; tāḥ — they; hi — indeed; asatīḥ — untrue; asat-kathāḥ — useless discussions of that which is not eternal; na kathyate — is not discussed; yat — wherein; bhagavān — the Personality of Godhead; adhokṣajaḥ — the transcendental Lord; tat — that; eva — alone; satyam — true; tat — that; u ha — indeed; eva — alone; mańgalam — auspicious; tat — that; eva — alone; puṇyam — pious; bhagavat-guṇa — the qualities of the Supreme Personality; udayam — which manifests.
Words that do not describe the transcendental Personality of Godhead but instead deal with temporary matters are simply false and useless. Only those words that manifest the transcendental qualities of the Supreme Lord are actually truthful, auspicious and pious.
Sooner or later, all material literature and discussion must fail the test of time. On the other hand, the transcendental descriptions of the Supreme Lord can free us from the bondage of illusion and restore us to our eternal status as loving servants of the Lord. Although men who are like animals may criticize the glorification of the Absolute Truth, those who are civilized should go on vigorously propagating the transcendental glories of the Lord.
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