Canto 3: The Status QuoChapter 15: Description of the Kingdom of God

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 3.15.12

brahmovaca

manasa me suta yushmat-

purvajah sanakadayah

cerur vihayasa lokal

lokeshu vigata-sprihah

SYNONYMS

brahma uvaca -- Lord Brahma said; manasah -- born from the mind; me -- my; sutah -- sons; yushmat -- than you; purva-jah -- born previously; sanaka-adayah -- headed by Sanaka; ceruh -- traveled; vihayasa -- by traveling in outer space or flying in the sky; lokan -- to the material and spiritual worlds; lokeshu -- among the people; vigata-sprihah -- without any desire.

TRANSLATION

Lord Brahma said: My four sons Sanaka, Sanatana, Sanandana and Sanat-kumara, who were born from my mind, are your predecessors. Sometimes they travel throughout the material and spiritual skies without any definite desire.

PURPORT

When we speak of desire we refer to desire for material sense gratification. Saintly persons like Sanaka, Sanatana, Sanandana and Sanat-kumara have no material desire, but sometimes they travel all over the universe, out of their own accord, to preach devotional service.

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