|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 20: The Rainy Season and Autumn in Vṛndāvana|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.20.40
niścalāmbur abhūt tūṣṇīḿ
ātmany uparate samyań
niścala — motionless; ambuḥ — its water; abhūt — became; tūṣnīm — quiet; samudraḥ — the ocean; śarat — of the fall season; āgame — with the coming; ātmani — when the self; uparate — has desisted from material activities; samyak — completely; muniḥ — a sage; vyuparata — giving up; āgamaḥ — recitation of the Vedic mantras.
With the arrival of autumn, the ocean and the lakes became silent, their water still, just like a sage who has desisted from all material activities and given up his recitation of Vedic mantras.
One recites ordinary Vedic mantras for material promotion, mystic power and impersonal salvation. But when a sage is completely free of personal desire, he vibrates the transcendental glories of the Supreme Lord exclusively.
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