Cc. Madhya 25.123

Text

etāvad eva jijñāsyaṁ
tattva-jijñāsunātmanaḥ
anvaya-vyatirekābhyāṁ
yat syāt sarvatra sarvadā

Synonyms

etāvat—up to this; eva—certainly; jijñāsyam—to be inquired about; tattva—of the Absolute Truth; jijñāsunā—by the student; atmanah—of the self; anvaya—directly; vyatirekābhyām—and indirectly; yat—whatever; syāt—it may be; sarvatra—everywhere; sarvadā—always.

Translation

“ ‘A person interested in transcendental knowledge must therefore always directly and indirectly inquire about it to know about the all-pervading truth.

Purport

This is a quotation from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (2.9.36). It is the fourth verse of the catuḥ-ślokī. For an explanation see Ādi-līlā, Chapter One, text 56.

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