Friday, November 23, 2012


Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 5 Text 5
yat sankhyaih prapyate sthanam
tad yogair api gamyate
ekam sankhyam ca yogam ca
yah pasyati sa pasyati

yat--what; sankhyaih--by means of Sankhya philosophy; prapyate--is achieved; sthanam--place; tat--that; yogaih--by devotional service; api--also; gamyate--one can attain; ekam--one; sankhyam--analytical study; ca--and; yogam--action in devotion; ca--and; yah--one who; pasyati--sees; sah--he; pasyati--actually sees.


One who knows that the position reached by means of analytical study can also be attained by devotional service, and who therefore sees analytical study and devotional service to be on the same level, sees things as they are.


I love books! I especially like Srila Prabhupada's books. This sloka, for me, tells me why I love his books so much. Swamiji begins his purport by reminding us why we should read his books; The real purpose of philosophical research is to find the ultimate goal of life.

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