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COW AND OX GRAZE SESSION

COW AND OX GRAZE SESSION

SB 5.12.9 P Conversation Between Maharaja Rahugana and Jada Bharata
TEXT 9

TEXT

evam niruktam ksiti-sabda-vrttam
asan nidhanat paramanavo ye
avidyaya manasa kalpitas te
yesam samuhena krto visesah

SYNONYMS

evam--thus; niruktam--falsely described; ksiti-sabda--of the word "earth"; vrttam--the existence; asat--not real; nidhanat--from the dissolution; parama-anavah--atomic particles; ye--all of which; avidyaya--because of less intelligence; manasa--in the mind; kalpitah--imagined; te--they; yesam--of which; samuhena--by the aggregate; krtah--made; visesah--the particulars.

TRANSLATION

One may say that varieties arise from the planet earth itself. However, although the universe may temporarily appear to be the truth, it ultimately has no real existence. The earth was originally created by a combination of atomic particles, but these particles are impermanent. Actually the atom is not the cause of the universe, although some philosophers think so. It is not a fact that the varieties found in this material world simply result from atomic juxtaposition or combination.

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