TEXT 30
evam sa kapiloktena
margenaciratah param
atmanam brahma-nirvanam
bhagavantam avapa ha
SYNONYMS
evam—thus; sa—she (Devahuti); kapila—by Kapila; uktena—instructed; margena—by the path; aciratah—soon; param—supreme; atmanam—Supersoul; brahmaBrahman; nirvanam—cessation of materialistic existence; bhagavantam—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; avapa—she achieved; ha—certainly.
TRANSLATION
My dear Vidura, by following the principles instructed by Kapila, Devahuti soon became liberated from material bondage, and she achieved the Supreme Personality of Godhead, as Supersoul, without difficulty.
PURPORT
Three words have been used in this connection to describe the achievement of Devahuti: atmanam, brahma-nirvanam and bhagavantam. These refer to the gradual process of discovery of the Absolute Truth, mentioned herein as the bhagavantam. The Supreme Personality of Godhead resides in various Vaikuntha planets. Nirvana means to extinguish the pangs of material existence. When one is able to enter into the spiritual kingdom or into spiritual realization, one is automatically freed from material pangs. That is called brahma-nirvana. According to Vedic scripture, nirvana means cessation of the materialistic way of life. Atmanam means realization of the Supersoul within the heart. Ultimately, the highest perfection is realization of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. It is to be understood that Devahuti entered the planet which is called Kapila Vaikuntha. There are innumerable Vaikuntha planets predominated by the expansions of Visnu. All the Vaikuntha planets are known by a particular name of Visnu. As we understand from Brahma-samhita, advaitam acyutam anadim ananta-rupam [Bs 5.33]. Ananta means “innumerable.” The Lord has innumerable expansions of His transcendental form, and according to the different positions of the symbolical representations in His four hands, He is known as Narayana, Pradyumna, Aniruddha, Vasudeva, etc. There is also a Vaikuntha planet known as Kapila Vaikuntha, to which Devahuti was promoted to meet Kapila and reside there eternally, enjoying the company of her transcendental son.

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