Canto 3: The Status QuoChapter 7: Further Inquires by Vidura

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.26

upary adhaś ca ye lokā

bhūmer mitrātmajāsate

teṣāḿ saḿsthāḿ pramāṇaḿ ca

bhūr-lokasya ca varṇaya


upari — on the head; adhaḥ — underneath; ca — also; ye — which; lokāḥ — planets; bhūmeḥ — of the earth; mitra-ātmajaO son of Mitrā (Maitreya Muni); āsatedo exist; teṣām — their; saḿsthām — situation; pramāṇam ca — also their measurement; bhūḥ-lokasya — of the earthly planets; ca — also; varṇaya — please describe.


O son of Mitrā, kindly describe how the planets are situated above the earth as well as underneath it, and also please mention their measurement as well as that of the earthly planets.


Yasmin vijñāte sarvam evaḿ vijñātaḿ bhavati. This Vedic hymn declares emphatically that the devotee of the Lord knows everything material and spiritual in relationship with the Lord. Devotees are not simply emotional, as is ill conceived by certain less intelligent men. Their direction is practical. They know everything that is and all the details of the Lord's domination over the different creations.

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