Canto 6: Prescribed Duties for MankindChapter 16: King Citraketu Meets the Supreme Lord

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.63

etāvān eva manujair


svārthaḥ sarvātmanā jñeyo

yat parātmaika-darśanam


etāvān — this much; eva — indeed; manujaiḥ — by human beings; yoga — by the process of linking with the Supreme by bhakti-yoga; naipuṇya — endowed with expertise; buddhibhiḥ — who have intelligence; sva-arthaḥ — the ultimate goal of life; sarva-ātmanā — by all means; jñeyaḥto be known; yat — which; para — of the transcendental Lord; ātma — and of the soul; eka — of the oneness; darśanam — understanding.


Persons who try to reach the ultimate goal of life must expertly observe the Supreme Absolute Person and the living entity, who are one in quality in their relationship as part and whole. This is the ultimate understanding of life. There is no better truth than this.

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