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SB 3.11.1 P     Calculation of Time, from the Atom

SB 3.11.1 P Calculation of Time, from the Atom

SB 3.11.1 P Calculation of Time, from the Atom Chapter Eleven

TEXT 1

maitreya uvaca
caramah sad-visesanam
aneko 'samyutah sada
paramanuh sa vijneyo
nrnam aikya-bhramo yatah

SYNONYMS

maitreyah uvaca--Maitreya said; caramah--ultimate; sat--effect; visesanam--symptoms; anekah--innumerable; asamyutah--unmixed; sada--always; parama-anuh--atoms; sah--that; vijneyah--should be understood; nrnam--of men; aikya--oneness; bhramah--mistaken; yatah--from which.

TRANSLATION

The material manifestation's ultimate particle, which is indivisible and not formed into a body, is called the atom. It exists always as an invisible identity, even after the dissolution of all forms. The material body is but a combination of such atoms, but it is misunderstood by the common man.

PURPORT

The atomic description of the Srimad-Bhagavatam is almost the same as the modern science of atomism, and this is further described in the Paramanu-vada of Kanada. In modern science also, the atom is accepted as the ultimate indivisible particle of which the universe is composed. Srimad-Bhagavatam is the full text of all descriptions of knowledge, including the theory of atomism. The atom is the minute subtle form of eternal time.

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