CC Madhya 17.186

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tarko ‘pratiṣṭhaḥ śrutayo vibhinnā
nāsāv ṛṣir yasya mataṁ na bhinnam
dharmasya tattvaṁ nihitaṁ guhāyāṁ
mahājano yena gataḥ sa panthāḥ

Synonyms

tarkaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtarkaḥ

dry argument.
—dry argument; apratiṣṭhaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigapratiṣṭhaḥ

not fixed; without any position.
—not fixed; śrutayaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsrutayah

//Vedas//; great personalities who understand the //Vedas//.
Vedas; vibhinnāḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvibhinnāḥ

possessing different departments.
—possessing different departments; naplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigna

//never//; //not//; are not; but not; cannot; certainly not; could not; did not; do not; does it not; does not; is not; it is not; it is not so; may not; neither; never; never does; never to be; no; no one; none; nor; not; not like that; not preceded by //oṁ//; not suitable; nothing; or not; shall not; should never; there is none; there is not; there should not be; was not; whether; without.
—not; asauplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigasau

a person in the renounced order; all those; he (Dakṣa); he (Hiraṇyakaśipu); He (Kṛṣṇa); He (Lord Kṛṣṇa); He (Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa); He (the Lord); He (the Personality of Godhead); He (the Supreme Person); he; like the sun; Lord Boar; Lord Paraśurāma; Lord Viṣṇu; Lord Śiva; Mahārāja Ambarīṣa; Nanda Mahārāja; she; such a person; such a worshiper; such an act; that (death); that (mountain); that //ātmā,// or living being; that; that determination or desire; that full-moon night; that Kaṁsa; that king; that man; that one (Dakṣa); that one (King Citraketu); that one (Lord Kṛṣṇa); that one; that other; that Paramātmā; that person (myself); that person; that softness; that Supreme; that Supreme Personality of Godhead; that Śrī Kṛṣṇa; the child; the King; the King of heaven; the living entity; the offender; the personality known as Maru; the Personality of Godhead; the same; the same Lord; the sun; the Supreme Personality of Godhead; there he is; they; this //brāhmaṇa//; this; this Ajāmila; this Hiraṇyakaśipu; this man; those; was the same person.
—that; ṛṣiḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigṛṣiḥ

a great saintly person; all Vedic literatures; great sage; learned scholar; sage; the first seer (Brahmā); the great sage; the great sage Kardama; the great sage Nārada Muni; the great saint; the great saint Nārada Ṛṣi; the great saintly person; the great saintly Vasiṣṭha Muni; the living entity; the sage; the saint; the saintly person; Vyāsadeva; Yājñavalkya Ṛṣi; Śrī Vyāsadeva.
—great sage; yasyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigyasya

anyone; anyone with whom; by which; by whom (the Lord); by whom; for the purpose of; for whom; from whom; He of whom; he who; His; in relationship with anyone; of a man; of Him; of him who; of Indra; of Kṛṣṇa; of Lord Śiva; of one who; of one's; of someone; of the Supreme Personality of Godhead who; of which (body); of which; of which lusty desires; of which nectar; of whom (Ambarīṣa Mahārāja); of whom (Avīkṣit); of whom (Bali Mahārāja); of whom (Budha); of whom (Citraratha); of whom (Diviratha); of whom (King Gaya); of whom (Lord Nārāyaṇa); of whom (Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa); of whom (Lord Ṛṣabhadeva); of whom (Mahārāja Ambarīṣa); of whom (of the Supreme Personality of Godhead); of whom (Sudeva); of whom (the Supreme Personality of Godhead); of whom (the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who gives His pure devotees intelligence with which to spread the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement); of whom (the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who gives His pure devotees the intelligence to spread the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement); of whom (Vikṛti); of whom (Śunaka); of whom; one who; one whose; the Lord, of whom; the one from whose; to whom everything belongs; whom; whose (Lord Rāmacandra's); whose; with the body.
—whose; matamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmatam

approved; conclusion; injunction; injunctions; instruction; instructions; is considered; opinion; the conclusion; the instruction.
—opinion; naplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigna

//never//; //not//; are not; but not; cannot; certainly not; could not; did not; do not; does it not; does not; is not; it is not; it is not so; may not; neither; never; never does; never to be; no; no one; none; nor; not; not like that; not preceded by //oṁ//; not suitable; nothing; or not; shall not; should never; there is none; there is not; there should not be; was not; whether; without.
—not; bhinnamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbhinnam

appeared; becoming variegated; liable to be pierced; separate; separately; separation.
—separate; dharmasyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdharmasya

occupational; occupational engagement; of all principles of religion; of Dharma (the controller of religious principles); of Dharma; of religion; of religiosity; of religious principles; of religious principles, or of Yamarāja; of the constitutional position; of the demigod in charge of religion; of the execution of duties; of the personification of all religion; of the principles of religion; of the religious principles; of this occupation; of this process of religion.
—of religious principles; tattvamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtattvam

absolute position; its original condition; material truth; principle; principle, truth; specific truth; sum total; the Absolute Truth; the symptoms; the truth; the ultimate goal; truth; ultimate truth.
—truth; nihitamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bignihitam

entered; placed.
—placed; guhāyāmplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigguhāyām

in the heart; in the heart of a realized person; in the hole; within the universe.
—in the heart of a realized person; mahāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmaha

my.
-janaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigjanah

a foolish person; a person; a person who is not a bona fide //guru// (an ordinary person); all the people; any person; anyone; every living entity within this material world; human society; man; men; people in general; person; persons; such a person; the conditioned soul; the conditioned soul subjected to birth and death; the Janaloka planet; the Janaloka planetary system; the people in general; the person; the planetary system above Mahar; they.
—self-realized predecessors; yenaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigyena

as; as if; as it were; because; by all this; by something; by such activities; by such an incarnation; by such knowledge; by that love; by the agency; by the bestower; by the chanting of which; by the same thunderbolt; by which (as a result of the //yajña//); by which (religious principle); by which (spiritual consciousness); by which (the glory of the Lord); by which; by which means; by which person; by which process; by which pseudo religious system; by which sound; by which way; by whom (everything is enacted); by whom (Hiraṇyakaśipu); by whom (Janaka); by whom (Kārtavīryārjuna); by whom (Lord Rāmacandra); by whom (Nārāyaṇa); by whom (the Lord); by whom (the Personality of Godhead); by whom (the Supreme Brahman); by whom (through whose mercy); by whom (Śiva); by whom; by whom, Ṛṣabhadeva; exactly like; if possible; is like; just as; just like; like; must; pulled by such time; so; so that; somehow; that; there; which; whom (my husband); whom (the Supersoul); with whom.
—by which way; gataḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biggatah

//acted//; accepted; accepts; achieved; acted; approached; arrived; attained; attained by; being placed; being situated in that position; being situated there; by passing over; departed; Durvāsā Muni, who had left that place; entered; goes; going; going there; gone; gone away; gone to; had gone; has accepted; have attained; have gone; having become; having entered; having gone; having gone there; having gone to; having obtained; he came; he has gone; he went; I am; is seated; left; left that place; must have gone; obtained; reaching; returned; situated; undergoes; undergone; used to go; wasted; went; went away; went off; went out; went there; who reached; you became; you have come.
—acted; saḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsaḥ

//mahat-tattva//; a person (Kaṁsa); a son; Aghāsura; all; anyone; Bharata Mahārāja; Brahmā; child Parīkṣit; Dakṣa; Dhruva; Dhruva Mahārāja; Dhṛtarāṣṭra; Durvāsā Muni; he (Agastya); he (Aghāsura); he (Ajāmila); he (Ambarīṣa Mahārāja); he (Aṅgirā Ṛṣi); He (Baladeva); he (Bali Mahārāja); he (Brahmā); he (Brahmājī); he (Budha); he (Citraketu); he (Dakṣa); he (Devāpi); he (Dhruva Mahārāja); he (Dhruva); he (Droṇa); he (Durvāsā); he (Emperor Manu); he (Gajendra); he (Garuḍa); he (Hiraṇyakaśipu); he (Hiraṇyakaśipu, the King of the Daityas); he (Indra); he (Jamadagni); he (Janamejaya); he (Jaḍa Bharata); he (Kardama); he (Kaṁsa); he (King Citraketu); he (King Hūhū); he (King Indra); he (King Kaṁsa); he (King Nīpa); he (King Pṛthu); he (King Rantideva); he (King Āgnīdhra); he (Kārtavīryārjuna); He (Kṛṣṇa); He (Lakṣmaṇa, the brother of Lord Rāmacandra); he (Lord Brahmā); He (Lord Kṛṣṇa); He (Lord Rāmacandra); He (Lord Viṣṇu); he (Lord Śiva); he (Mahārāja Ambarīṣa); he (Mahārāja Bharata); he (Mahārāja Priyavrata); he (Mahārāja Rahūgaṇa); he (Maitreya Muni); he (Manu); he (my father); he (Nahuṣa); he (Nābhāga); he (one who is not self-controlled); he (Prahlāda Mahārāja); he (Purūravā); he (Rantideva); he (Sarvatejā); He (Satyasena); he (Soma, the moon-god); he (Svāyambhuva Manu); he (that hunter); he (that uncivilized Kaṁsa); he (the //muni//); he (the conditioned soul); he (the devotee); he (the great man); he (the individual soul); he (the King); he (the leader of the elephants); He (the Lord); He (the Personality of Godhead); he (the serpent); he (the sun-god); He (the Supreme Lord); He (the Supreme Person); He (the Supreme Personality of Godhead); he (Vasudeva); he (Vasudeva, also known as Ānakadundubhi); he (Venus); he (Vidura); he (Viśvarūpa); He (Vāmanadeva); he (Vāsudeva); he (Vīrabhadra); he (Vṛtra); he (Vṛtrāsura); he (Śukadeva Gosvāmī); he (Śukrācārya); he (Śūra); he (Ṛcīka); he (Ṛṣyaśṛṅga); he; He alone; he is; he, Durvāsā Muni; he, Hariścandra; he, Jamadagni; he, King Purūravā; he, Kārtavīryārjuna; he, Lord Paraśurāma; He, Lord Rāmacandra; he, Mahārāja Ambarīṣa; he, Mahārāja Sagara; he, Prahlāda Mahārāja; he, Purañjaya; he, Purūravā; he, Rohita; he, Rāvaṇa; he, Saubhari Muni; he, Saubhari Ṛṣi; he, so celebrated; he, Soma; he, the //brāhmaṇa//; he, the King; He, the Lord; he, Varuṇa; he, Vasiṣṭha; he, Vidura; He, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; Hiraṇyakaśipu; Hiraṇyākṣa; His Lordship; His Lordship the Supreme Personality of Godhead; his son Utkala; I am the same powerful person; is he; it; Jambhāsura; Kardama Muni; Kaśyapa; Kaśyapa Muni; King Dakṣa; King Indra; King Malayadhvaja; King Purañjana; King Pṛthu; King Vena; King Yayāti; Kṛṣṇa; Kṛṣṇa Himself; Lord Brahmā; Lord Kṛṣṇa; Lord Śiva; Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; Mahārāja Bharata; Mahārāja Ikṣvāku; Mahārāja Yayāti; Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira; myself; one such as your good self; one who does so; Prahlāda Mahārāja; Prajāpati Dakṣa; Revata; so myself; someone; such; such a devotee; such a person; such a person as I am; such a personality; Sudyumna; Svāyambhuva Manu; that (great demon Maya Dānava); that (having the above symptoms); that (Supreme Personality of Godhead); that (Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa); that //brāhmaṇa//; that //yoga// system; that; that Ajāmila; that arrow; that banyan tree; that boy of the name Vena; whether that person; which; You; Your Lordship; yourself.
—that; panthāḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigpanthah

means; path; the path; the pure unadulterated path; the pure, unadulterated path; the way; way.
—the pure unadulterated path.

Translation

Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu continued,“ ‘Dry arguments are inconclusive. A great personality whose opinion does not differ from others is not considered a great sage. Simply by studying the Vedas, which are variegated, one cannot come to the right path by which religious principles are understood. The solid truth of religious principles is hidden in the heart of an unadulterated self-realized person. Consequently, as the śāstras confirm, one should accept whatever progressive path the mahājanas advocate.’ “

Purport

This is a verse spoken by Yudhiṣṭhira Mahārāja in the Mahābhārata, Vana-parva (313.117).