TEXT 29
ghranena gandham rasanena vai rasam
rupam ca drstya svasanam tvacaiva
srotrena copetya nabho-gunatvam
pranena cakutim upaiti yogi
SYNONYMS
ghranena—by smelling; gandham—aroma; rasanena—by taste; vai—exactly; rasam—palate; rupam—forms; ca—also; drstya—by vision; svasanam—contact; tvaca—touch; eva—as it were; srotrena—by vibration of the ear; ca—also; upetya—by achieving; nabhah-gunatvam—identification of ether; pranena—by sense organs; ca—also; akutim—material activities; upaiti—attains; yogi—the devotee.
TRANSLATION
The devotee thus surpasses the subtle objects of different senses like aroma by smelling, the palate by tasting, vision by seeing forms, touch by contacting, the vibrations of the ear by ethereal identification, and the sense organs by material activities.
PURPORT
Beyond the sky there are subtle coverings, resembling the elementary coverings of the universes. The gross coverings are a development of partial ingredients of the subtle causes. So the yogi or devotee, along with liquidation of the gross elements, relinquishes the subtle causes like aroma by smelling. The pure spiritual spark, the living entity, thus becomes completely cleansed of all material contamination to become eligible for entrance into the kingdom of God.

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