TEXT 96
sad-darsana-vyakhya vina katha nahi etha
misra krpa kari' more sunana krsna-katha
SYNONYMS
sat-darsana—of six kinds of philosophical theses; vyakhya—explanation; vina—except; katha—talk; nahi—not; etha—here; misraTapana Misra; krpa kari'-being very merciful; more—unto me; sunana—explains; krsna-katha—topics of Lord Sri Krsna.
TRANSLATION
Candrasekhara continued, "There is no talk at Varanasi other than discussions on the six philosophical theses. Nonetheless, Tapana Misra has been very kind to me, for he speaks about topics relating to Lord Krsna.
PURPORT
The six philosophical treatises are: (1) vaisesika, propounded by Kanada Rsi, (2) nyaya, propounded by Gautama Rsi, (3) yoga or mysticism, propounded by Patanjali Rsi, (4) the philosophy of sankhya, propounded by Kapila Rsi, (5) the philosophy of karma-mimamsa, propounded by Jaimini Rsi, and (6) the philosophy of brahma-mimamsa, or Vedanta, the ultimate conclusion of the Absolute Truth (janmady asya yatah), propounded by Vedavyasa. Actually Vedanta philosophy is meant for the devotees because in Bhagavad-gita Lord Krsna says, vedanta-krd veda-vid eva caham: "I am the compiler of Vedanta, and I am the knower of the Vedas." (Bg. 15.15) Vyasadeva is an incarnation of Krsna, and consequently Krsna is the compiler of Vedanta philosophy. Therefore Krsna clearly knows the purport of Vedanta philosophy. As stated in Bhagavad-gita, whoever hears Vedanta philosophy from Krsna is actually aware of the real meaning of Vedanta. The Mayavadis who have called themselves Vedantists do not at all understand the purport of Vedanta philosophy. Not being properly educated, people in general think that Vedanta means the Sankarite interpretation.

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