|Ādi-līlā||Chapter 17: The Pastimes of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu in His Youth|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 17.308
acintyāḥ khalu ye bhāvā
na tāḿs tarkeṇa yojayet
prakṛtibhyaḥ paraḿ yac ca
tad acintyasya lakṣaṇam
acintyāḥ — inconceivable; khalu — certainly; ye — those; bhāvāḥ — subject matters; na — not; tān — them; tarkeṇa — by argument; yojayet — one may understand; prakṛtibhyaḥ — to material nature; param — transcendental; yat — that which; ca — and; tat — that; acintyasya — of the inconceivable; lakṣaṇam — a symptom.
"Anything transcendental to material nature is called inconceivable, whereas arguments are all mundane. Since mundane arguments cannot touch transcendental subject matters, one should not try to understand transcendental subjects through mundane arguments."
This verse from the Mahābhārata (Bhīṣma-parva 5.22) is also quoted in the Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu (2.5.93), by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī.
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