etavad eva jijnasyam
yat syat sarvatra sarvada
etavat—up to this; eva—certainly; jijnasyam—to be inquired about; tattva—of the Absolute Truth; jijnasuna—by the student; atmanah—of the self; anvaya—directly; vyatirekabhyam—and indirectly; yat—whatever; syat—it may be; sarvatra—everywhere; sarvada—always.
" 'A person interested in transcendental knowledge must therefore always directly and indirectly inquire about it to know about the all-pervading truth.
This is a quotation from Srimad-Bhagavatam (2.9.36). It is the fourth verse of the catuh-sloki. For an explanation see Adi-lila, Chapter One, text 56.
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