TEXT 1
maitreya uvaca
evam nisamya kapilasya vaco janitri
sa kardamasya dayita kila devahutih
visrasta-moha-patala tam abhipranamya
tustava tattva-visayankita-siddhi-bhumim
SYNONYMS
maitreyah uvaca—Maitreya said; evam—thus; nisamya—having heard; kapilasya—of Lord Kapila; vacah—the words; janitri—the mother; sa—she; kardamasya—of Kardama Muni; dayita—the dear wife; kila—namely; devahutihDevahuti; visrasta—freed from; moha-patala—the covering of illusion; tam—unto Him; abhipranamya—having offered obeisances; tustava—recited prayers; tattva—basic principles; visaya—in the matter of; ankita—the author; siddhi—of liberation; bhumim—the background.
TRANSLATION
Sri Maitreya said: Thus Devahuti, the mother of Lord Kapila and wife of Kardama Muni, became freed from all ignorance concerning devotional service and transcendental knowledge. She offered her obeisances unto the Lord, the author of the basic principles of the Sankhya system of philosophy, which is the background of liberation, and she satisfied Him with the following verses of prayer.
PURPORT
The system of philosophy enunciated by Lord Kapila before His mother is the background for situation on the spiritual platform. The specific significance of this system of philosophy is stated herein as siddhi-bhumim—it is the background of salvation. People who are suffering in this material world because they are conditioned by the material energy can easily get freedom from the clutches of matter by understanding the Sankhya philosophy enunciated by Lord Kapila. By this system of philosophy, one can immediately become free, even though one is situated in this material world. That stage is called jivan-mukti. This means that one is liberated even though one stays with his material body. That happened for Devahuti, the mother of Lord Kapila, and she therefore satisfied the Lord by offering her prayers. Anyone who understands the basic principle of Sankhya philosophy is elevated in devotional service and becomes fully Krsna conscious, or liberated, even within this material world.

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