munayaḥ

  • all sages — SB 2.1.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.1.7

    O King Parīkṣit, mainly the topmost transcendentalists, who are above the regulative principles and restrictions, take pleasure in describing the glories of the Lord.
  • all the great sages — SB 4.14.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.7

    Therefore all the great sages assembled together and, after observing cruel Vena's atrocities, concluded that a great danger and catastrophe was approaching the people of the world. Thus out of compassion they began to talk amongst themselves, for they themselves were the performers of the sacrifices.
    , SB 8.14.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.14.2

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The Manus, the sons of Manu, the great sages, the Indras and all the demigods, O King, are appointed by the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His various incarnations such as Yajña.
  • all the great sages and saintly persons — SB 10.3.7-8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.3.7-8

    The demigods and great saintly persons showered flowers in a joyous mood, and clouds gathered in the sky and very mildly thundered, making sounds like those of the ocean's waves. Then the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu, who is situated in the core of everyone's heart, appeared from the heart of Devakī in the dense darkness of night, like the full moon rising on the eastern horizon, because Devakī was of the same category as Śrī Kṛṣṇa.
  • all the saintly brāhmaṇasSB 8.24.43plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.24.43

    The saintly brāhmaṇas, being pleased with the King, said to him: O King, please meditate upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Keśava. He will save us from this impending danger and arrange for our well-being.
  • all those great saintly persons — SB 4.14.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.36

    Once upon a time, the same saintly persons, after taking their bath in the River Sarasvatī, began to perform their daily duties by offering oblations into the sacrificial fires. After this, sitting on the bank of the river, they began to talk about the transcendental person and His pastimes.
  • great philosophers and exalted sages — SB 6.16.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.16.40

    O unconquerable one, when You spoke about bhāgavata-dharma, which is the uncontaminated religious system for achieving the shelter of Your lotus feet, that was Your victory. Persons who have no material desires, like the Kumāras, who are self-satisfied sages, worship You to be liberated from material contamination. In other words, they accept the process of bhāgavata-dharma to achieve shelter at Your lotus feet.
  • great sages — SB 1.1.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.15

    O Sūta, those great sages who have completely taken shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord can at once sanctify those who come in touch with them, whereas the waters of the Ganges can sanctify only after prolonged use.
    , SB 2.7.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.8

    Being insulted by sharp words spoken by the co-wife of the king, even in his presence, Prince Dhruva, though only a boy, took to severe penances in the forest. And the Lord, being satisfied by his prayer, awarded him the Dhruva planet, which is worshiped by great sages, both upward and downward.
    , SB 2.7.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.41

    Neither I nor all the sages born before you know fully the omnipotent Personality of Godhead. So what can others, who are born after us, know about Him? Even the first incarnation of the Lord, namely Śeṣa, has not been able to reach the limit of such knowledge, although He is describing the qualities of the Lord with ten hundred faces.
    , SB 3.8.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.8.3

    Some time ago, being inquisitive to know, Sanat-kumāra, the chief of the boy-saints, accompanied by other great sages, inquired exactly like you about the truths regarding Vāsudeva, the Supreme, from Lord Saṅkarṣaṇa, who is seated at the bottom of the universe.
    , SB 3.15.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.47

    We know that You are the Supreme Absolute Truth, the Personality of Godhead, who manifests His transcendental form in the uncontaminated mode of pure goodness. This transcendental, eternal form of Your personality can be understood only by Your mercy, through unflinching devotional service, by great sages whose hearts have been purified in the devotional way.
    , SB 4.1.46-47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.46-47

    My dear Vidura, the population of the universe was thus increased by the descendants of these sages and the daughters of Kardama. Anyone who hears the descriptions of this dynasty with faith will be relieved from all sinful reactions. Another of Manu's daughters, known as Prasūti, married the son of Brahmā named Dakṣa.
    , SB 4.8.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.8.31

    Nārada Muni continued: After trying this process for many, many births and remaining unattached to material contamination, placing themselves continually in trance and executing many types of austerities, many mystic yogīs were unable to find the end of the path of God realization.
    , SB 4.9.20-21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.9.20-21

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead continued: My dear Dhruva, I shall award you the glowing planet known as the polestar, which will continue to exist even after the dissolution at the end of the millennium. No one has ever ruled this planet, which is surrounded by all the solar systems, planets and stars. All the luminaries in the sky circumambulate this planet, just as bulls tread around a central pole for the purpose of crushing grains. Keeping the polestar to their right, all the stars inhabited by the great sages like Dharma, Agni, Kaśyapa and Śukra circumambulate this planet, which continues to exist even after the dissolution of all others.
    , SB 4.13.19-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.13.19-20

    My dear Vidura, when great sages curse, their words are as invincible as a thunderbolt. Thus when they cursed King Vena out of anger, he died. After his death, since there was no king, all the rogues and thieves flourished, the kingdom became unregulated, and all the citizens suffered greatly. On seeing this, the great sages took the right hand of Vena as a churning rod, and as a result of their churning, Lord Viṣṇu in His partial representation made His advent as King Pṛthu, the original emperor of the world.
    , SB 4.24.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.17

    The great sage Vidura continued: O best of the brāhmaṇas, it is very difficult for living entities encaged within this material body to have personal contact with Lord Śiva. Even great sages who have no material attachments do not contact him, despite their always being absorbed in meditation to attain his personal contact.
    , SB 8.3.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.3.7

    Renunciants and great sages who see all living beings equally, who are friendly to everyone and who flawlessly practice in the forest the vows of brahmacarya, vānaprastha and sannyāsa desire to see the all-auspicious lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. May that same Supreme Personality of Godhead be my destination.
    , SB 8.12.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.12.6

    Pure devotees or great saintly persons who desire to achieve the highest goal in life and who are completely free from all material desires for sense gratification engage constantly in the transcendental service of Your lotus feet.
    , Madhya 24.176plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 24.176

    " 'My dear mother, in this forest, all the birds, after rising on the beautiful branches of the trees, are closing their eyes and, not being attracted by any other sound, are simply listening to the vibration of Kṛṣṇa's flute. Such birds and bees must be on the same level as great saints.'
  • great saintly persons — SB 6.17.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.17.32

    Neither I [Lord Śiva], nor Brahmā, nor the Aśvinī-kumāras, nor Nārada or the other great sages who are Brahmā's sons, nor even the demigods can understand the pastimes and personality of the Supreme Lord. Although we are part of the Supreme Lord, we consider ourselves independent, separate controllers, and thus we cannot understand His identity.
    , SB 7.10.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.10.48

    Nārada Muni continued: My dear Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, all of you [the Pāṇḍavas] are extremely fortunate, for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, lives in your palace just like a human being. Great saintly persons know this very well, and therefore they constantly visit this house.
    , SB 7.15.75plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.15.75

    My dear Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, you Pāṇḍavas are so very fortunate in this world that many, many great saints, who can purify all the planets of the universe, come to your house just like ordinary visitors. Furthermore, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, is living confidentially with you in your house, just like your brother.
    , SB 8.1.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.1.22

    Vibhu remained a brahmacāri and never married throughout his life. From him, eighty-eight thousand other saintly persons took lessons on self-control, austerity and similar behavior.
    , SB 9.9.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.15

    Great sages, completely freed from material lusty desires, devote their minds fully to the service of the Lord. Such persons are liberated from material bondage without difficulty, and they become transcendentally situated, acquiring the spiritual quality of the Lord. This is the glory of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 9.13.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.13.9

    Mahārāja Nimi continued: Māyāvādīs generally want freedom from accepting a material body because they fear having to give it up again. But devotees whose intelligence is always filled with the service of the Lord are unafraid. Indeed, they take advantage of the body to render transcendental loving service.
    , Madhya 21.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 21.13

    " 'If I, Lord Brahmā, and your elder brothers, the great saints and sages, cannot understand the limits of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is full of various energies, who else can understand them? Although constantly chanting about His transcendental qualities, the thousand-hooded Lord Śeṣa has not yet reached the end of the Lord's activities.'
  • great saintly persons who have completely rejected material aspirations, fruitive activities and so forth — Madhya 6.186plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 6.186

    " 'Those who are self-satisfied and unattracted by external material desires are also attracted to the loving service of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, whose qualities are transcendental and whose activities are wonderful. Hari, the Personality of Godhead, is called Kṛṣṇa because He has such transcendentally attractive features.' "
    , Madhya 24.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 24.5

    " 'Those who are self-satisfied and unattracted by external material desires are also attracted to the loving service of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, whose qualities are transcendental and whose activities are wonderful. Hari, the Personality of Godhead, is called Kṛṣṇa because He has such transcendentally attractive features.'
  • great saintly persons who have completely rejected material aspirations, fruitive activities, and so forth — Madhya 17.140plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 17.140

    " 'Those who are self-satisfied and unattracted by external material desires are also attracted to the loving service of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, whose qualities are transcendental and whose activities are wonderful. Hari, the Personality of Godhead, is called Kṛṣṇa because He has such transcendentally attractive features.'
    , Madhya 25.159plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 25.159

    " 'Those who are self-satisfied and unattracted by external material desires are also attracted to the loving service of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, whose qualities are transcendental and whose activities are wonderful. Hari, the Personality of Godhead, is called Kṛṣṇa because He has such transcendentally attractive features.' "
  • great thinkers and sages — SB 3.13.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.13.25

    When the great sages and thinkers who are residents of Janaloka, Tapoloka and Satyaloka heard the tumultuous voice of Lord Boar, which was the all-auspicious sound of the all-merciful Lord, they chanted auspicious chants from the three Vedas.
  • O great sages — SB 3.16.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.3

    O great sages, I approve of the punishment that you who are devoted to Me have meted out to them.
  • O sages — SB 1.2.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.5

    O sages, I have been justly questioned by you. Your questions are worthy because they relate to Lord Kṛṣṇa and so are of relevance to the world's welfare. Only questions of this sort are capable of completely satisfying the self.
  • sages — SB 1.1.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.5

    One day, after finishing their morning duties by burning a sacrificial fire and offering a seat of esteem to Śrīla Sūta Gosvāmī, the great sages made inquiries, with great respect, about the following matters.
    , SB 1.2.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.12

    The seriously inquisitive student or sage, well equipped with knowledge and detachment, realizes that Absolute Truth by rendering devotional service in terms of what he has heard from the Vedānta-śruti.
    , SB 1.7.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.10

    All different varieties of ātmārāmas [those who take pleasure in ātmā, or spirit self], especially those established on the path of self-realization, though freed from all kinds of material bondage, desire to render unalloyed devotional service unto the Personality of Godhead. This means that the Lord possesses transcendental qualities and therefore can attract everyone, including liberated souls.
    , SB 1.9.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.8

    And many others like Śukadeva Gosvāmī and other purified souls, Kaśyapa and Āṅgirasa and others, all accompanied by their respective disciples, arrived there.
    , SB 2.7.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.7.5

    To create different planetary systems I had to undergo austerities and penance, and the Lord, thus being pleased with me, incarnated in four sanas [Sanaka, Sanat-kumāra, Sanandana and Sanātana]. In the previous creation the spiritual truth was devastated, but the four sanas explained it so nicely that the truth at once became clearly perceived by the sages.
    , SB 3.12.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.12.29

    Thus, finding their father so deluded in an act of immorality, the sages headed by Marīci, all sons of Brahmā, spoke as follows with great respect.
    , SB 3.16.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.16.27

    Lord Brahmā said: After seeing the Lord of Vaikuṇṭha, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, in the self-illuminated Vaikuṇṭha planet, the sages left that transcendental abode.
  • saintly persons — SB 5.14.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.14.39

    Saintly persons, who are friends to all living entities, have a peaceful consciousness. They have controlled their senses and minds, and they easily attain the path of liberation, the path back to Godhead. Being unfortunate and attached to the miserable material conditions, a materialistic person cannot associate with them.
  • saints — Ādi 2.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi 2.17

    [Śrī Uddhava said:] "Naked saints and sannyāsīs who undergo severe physical penances, who can raise the semen to the brain, and who are completely equipoised in Brahman can live in the realm known as Brahmaloka."
  • the muni followers of the Vedānta — SB 1.5.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.5.24

    Although they were impartial by nature, those followers of the Vedānta blessed me with their causeless mercy. As far as I was concerned, I was self-controlled and had no attachment for sports, even though I was a boy. In addition, I was not naughty, and I did not speak more than required.
  • the great sages — SB 1.19.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.19.28

    He was blackish and very beautiful due to his youth. Because of the glamor of his body and his attractive smiles, he was pleasing to women. Though he tried to cover his natural glories, the great sages present there were all expert in the art of physiognomy, and so they honored him by rising from their seats.
    , SB 2.6.13-16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.13-16

    Beginning from me [Brahmā] down to you and Bhava [Śiva], all the great sages who were born before you, the demigods, the demons, the Nāgas, the human beings, the birds, the beasts, as well as the reptiles, etc., and all phenomenal manifestations of the universes, namely the planets, stars, asteroids, luminaries, lightning, thunder, and the inhabitants of the different planetary systems, namely the Gandharvas, Apsarās, Yakṣas, Rakṣas, Bhūtagaṇas, Uragas, Paśus, Pitās, Siddhas, Vidyādharas, Cāraṇas, and all other different varieties of living entities, including the birds, beasts, trees and everything that be, are all covered by the universal form of the Lord at all times, namely past, present and future, although He is transcendental to all of them, eternally existing in a form not exceeding nine inches.
    , SB 3.3.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.3.24

    Once upon a time, great sages were made angry by the sporting activities of the princely descendants of the Yadu and Bhoja dynasties, and thus, as desired by the Lord, the sages cursed them.
    , SB 3.15.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.27

    After passing through the six entrances of Vaikuṇṭha-purī, the Lord's residence, without feeling astonishment at all the decorations, they saw at the seventh gate two shining beings of the same age, armed with maces and adorned with most valuable jewelry, earrings, diamonds, helmets, garments, etc.
    , SB 3.15.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.29

    The great sages, headed by Sanaka, had opened doors everywhere. They had no idea of "ours" and "theirs." With open minds, they entered the seventh door out of their own will, just as they had passed through the six other doors, which were made of gold and diamonds.
    , SB 3.15.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.32

    The sages said: Who are these two persons who have developed such a discordant mentality even though they are posted in the service of the Lord in the highest position and are expected to have developed the same qualities as the Lord? How are these two persons living in Vaikuṇṭha? Where is the possibility of an enemy's coming into this kingdom of God? The Supreme Personality of Godhead has no enemy. Who could be envious of Him? Probably these two persons are imposters; therefore they suspect others to be like themselves.
    , SB 4.10.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.10.29

    When the great sages heard that Dhruva Mahārāja was overpowered by the illusory mystic tricks of the demons, they immediately assembled to offer him auspicious encouragement.
    , SB 4.13.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.13.22

    Vidura also inquired: How is it that the great sages, who were completely conversant with religious principles, desired to curse King Vena, who himself carried the rod of punishment, and thus awarded him the greatest punishment [brahma-śāpa]?
    , SB 4.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.1

    The great sage Maitreya continued: O great hero Vidura, the great sages, headed by Bhṛgu, were always thinking of the welfare of the people in general. When they saw that in the absence of King Aṅga there was no one to protect the interests of the people, they understood that without a ruler the people would become independent and nonregulated.
    , SB 4.14.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.13

    The great sages, having thus decided, approached King Vena. Concealing their real anger, they pacified him with sweet words and then spoke as follows.
    , SB 8.18.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.18.8

    Being very pleased, the celestial dancing girls [Apsarās] danced in jubilation, the best of the Gandharvas sang songs, and the great sages, demigods, Manus, Pitās and fire—gods offered prayers to satisfy the Lord.
    , Madhya 8.224plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 8.224

    " 'Great sages conquer the mind and senses by practicing the mystic yoga system and controlling their breath. Thus engaging in mystic yoga, they see the Supersoul within their hearts and ultimately enter into impersonal Brahman. But even the enemies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead attain that position simply by thinking of the Supreme Lord. However, the damsels of Vraja, the gopīs, being attracted by the beauty of Kṛṣṇa, simply wanted to embrace Him and His arms, which are like serpents. Thus the gopīs ultimately tasted the nectar of the lotus feet of the Lord. Similarly, we Upaniṣads can also taste the nectar of His lotus feet by following in the footsteps of the gopīs.' "
    , Madhya 9.123plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 9.123

    " 'Great sages conquer the mind and senses by practicing the mystic yoga system and controlling the breath. Thus engaging in mystic yoga, they see the Supersoul within their hearts and ultimately enter into impersonal Brahman. But even the enemies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead attain that position simply by thinking of the Supreme Lord. However, the damsels of Vraja, the gopīs, being attracted by the beauty of Kṛṣṇa, simply wanted to embrace Him and His arms, which are like serpents. Thus the gopīs ultimately tasted the nectar of the lotus feet of the Lord. Similarly, we Upaniṣads can also taste the nectar of His lotus feet by following in the footsteps of the gopīs.' "
  • the great sages, headed by Vyāsadeva, etc — SB 1.9.47plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.9.47

    All the great sages then glorified Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who was present there, by confidential Vedic hymns. Then all of them returned to their respective hermitages, bearing always Lord Kṛṣṇa within their hearts.
  • the great saintly persons — SB 7.9.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.8

    Prahlāda Mahārāja prayed: How is it possible for me, who have been born in a family of asuras, to offer suitable prayers to satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead? Even until now, all the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, and all the saintly persons could not satisfy the Lord by streams of excellent words, although such persons are very qualified, being in the mode of goodness. Then what is to be said of me? I am not at all qualified.
    , SB 7.9.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.44

    My dear Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva, I see that there are many saintly persons indeed, but they are interested only in their own deliverance. Not caring for the big cities and towns, they go to the Himalayas or the forest to meditate with vows of silence [mauna-vrata]. They are not interested in delivering others. As for me, however, I do not wish to be liberated alone, leaving aside all these poor fools and rascals. I know that without Kṛṣṇa consciousness, without taking shelter of Your lotus feet, one cannot be happy. Therefore I wish to bring them back to shelter at Your lotus feet.
  • the great thinkers — SB 2.6.40-41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.6.40-41

    The Personality of Godhead is pure, being free from all contaminations of material tinges. He is the Absolute Truth and the embodiment of full and perfect knowledge. He is all-pervading, without beginning or end, and without rival. O Nārada, O great sage, the great thinkers can know Him when completely freed from all material hankerings and when sheltered under undisturbed conditions of the senses. Otherwise, by untenable arguments, all is distorted, and the Lord disappears from our sight.
  • the Kumāras — SB 4.22.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.22.1

    The great sage Maitreya said: While the citizens were thus praying to the most powerful King Pṛthu, the four Kumāras, who were as bright as the sun, arrived on the spot.
  • the philosophers — SB 4.2.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.2.4

    The sage Maitreya said: In a former time, the leaders of the universal creation performed a great sacrifice in which all the great sages, philosophers, demigods and fire-gods assembled with their followers.
  • the sages — Bg. 14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 14.1

    The Blessed Lord said: Again I shall declare to you this supreme wisdom, the best of all knowledge, knowing which all the sages have attained to supreme perfection.
    , SB 1.1.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.1.7

    Being the eldest learned Vedāntist, O Sūta Gosvāmī, you are acquainted with the knowledge of Vyāsadeva, who is the incarnation of Godhead, and you also know other sages who are fully versed in all kinds of physical and metaphysical knowledge.
    , SB 1.2.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.25

    Previously all the great sages rendered service unto the Personality of Godhead due to His existence above the three modes of material nature. They worshiped Him to become free from material conditions and thus derive the ultimate benefit. Whoever follows such great authorities is also eligible for liberation from the material world.
    , SB 3.15.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.26

    Thus the great sages, Sanaka, Sanātana, Sanandana and Sanat-kumāra, upon reaching the above-mentioned Vaikuṇṭha in the spiritual world by dint of their mystic yoga performance, perceived unprecedented happiness. They found that the spiritual sky was illuminated by highly decorated airplanes piloted by the best devotees of Vaikuṇṭha and was predominated by the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 4.1.54-55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.1.54-55

    In the heavenly planets, bands began to play, and they showered flowers from the sky. The pacified sages chanted Vedic prayers, the denizens of heaven known as the Gandharvas and Kinnaras sang, the beautiful damsels of the heavenly planets danced, and in this way, at the time of the appearance of Nara-Nārāyaṇa, all signs of good fortune were visible. Just at that time, great demigods like Brahmā also offered their respectful prayers.
    , SB 4.6.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.6.7

    Lord Brahmā said that no one, not even himself, Indra, all the members assembled in the sacrificial arena, or all the sages, could know how powerful Lord Śiva is. Under the circumstances, who would dare to commit an offense at his lotus feet?.
    , SB 4.6.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.6.39

    All the sages and demigods, headed by Indra, offered their respectful obeisances unto Lord Śiva with folded hands. Lord Śiva was dressed in saffron garments and absorbed in trance, thus appearing to be the foremost of all sages.
  • the saintly persons — SB 8.23.26-27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.23.26-27

    Lord Brahmā, Lord Śiva, Lord Kārttikeya, the great sage Bhṛgu, other saintly persons, the inhabitants of Pitṛloka and all other living entities present, including the inhabitants of Siddhaloka and living entities who travel in outer space by airplane, all glorified the uncommon activities of Lord Vāmanadeva. O King, while chanting about and glorifying the Lord, they returned to their respective heavenly planets. They also praised the position of Aditi.
  • the seven sages — SB 8.5.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.8

    During the reign of Cākṣuṣa Manu, the King of heaven was known as Mantradruma. Among the demigods were the Āpyas, and among the great sages were Haviṣmān and Vīraka.
  • thinkers — SB 1.19.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.19.8

    At that time all the great minds and thinkers, accompanied by their disciples, and sages who could verily sanctify a place of pilgrimage just by their presence, arrived there on the plea of making a pilgrim's journey.

munayaḥ api

  • even great saintly persons — Madhya 24.168plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 24.168

    "Ātmā also means 'endeavor.' Being attracted by Kṛṣṇa's transcendental qualities, some saints make a great endeavor to come to the point of rendering service to Him.

munayaḥ ca

  • all saintly persons — Madhya 24.152plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 24.152

    "By the aggregate use of the word ca, it is indicated that all the ātmārāmas and saints serve and worship Kṛṣṇa.
  • the word munayaḥ with the word ca added — Madhya 24.301plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 24.301

    "After fifty-eight times uttering the word ātmārāmāḥ and taking ca in a sense of aggregation, one may add the word munayaḥ. That will mean that they also render devotional service to Lord Kṛṣṇa. In this way there are fifty-nine meanings.

munayaḥ eva

  • just the saintly persons — Madhya 24.225plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 24.225

    "The word ca is also used to indicate the certainty that only saintly persons are engaged in rendering devotional service to Kṛṣṇa. In the combination ātmārāmā api, api is used in the sense of censure.

munayaḥ santaḥ

  • great saintly persons and transcendentalists — Madhya 24.146plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 24.146

    "The six kinds of ātmārāmas render devotional service to Kṛṣṇa without ulterior motives. The words munayaḥ and santaḥ indicate those who are very attached to meditating upon Kṛṣṇa.

munayaḥ ūcuḥ

  • the great sages said — SB 4.14.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.14.14

    The great sages said: Dear King, we have come to give you good advice. Kindly hear us with great attention. By doing so, your duration of life and your opulence, strength and reputation will increase.
  • the sages said — SB 4.10.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.10.30

    All the sages said: Dear Dhruva, O son of King Uttānapāda, may the Supreme Personality of Godhead known as Śārṅgadhanvā, who relieves the distresses of His devotees, kill all your threatening enemies. The holy name of the Lord is as powerful as the Lord Himself. Therefore, simply by chanting and hearing the holy name of the Lord, many men can be fully protected from fierce death without difficulty. Thus a devotee is saved.

ātmārāmāḥ ca munayaḥ ca

  • all the ātmārāmas and munisMadhya 24.221plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 24.221

    "As mentioned above, the word ca has been used to mean 'aggregate.' According to this meaning, all the ātmārāmas and the munis engage in Kṛṣṇa's service. Besides 'aggregate,' there is another meaning of the word ca.

ātmārāmāḥ ca munayaḥ ca nirgranthāḥ ca bhajaya

  • the ātmārāmas, great sages and nirgranthas (the learned and the fools) are all eligible to engage in the transcendental loving service of the Lord — Madhya 24.303plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigCaitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya 24.303

    "Taking all the words together, there is another meaning. Whether one is an ātmārāma, a great sage, or nirgrantha, everyone must engage in the service of the Lord.