Three Antonym Pairs Described By The Sanskrit Words Alpa And Su

Krishna's Mercy

[Krishna's lotus feet]“Men of small intelligence worship the demigods, and their fruits are limited and temporary. Those who worship the demigods go to the planets of the demigods, but My devotees ultimately reach My supreme planet.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 7.23)

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अन्तवत्तु फलं तेषां तद्भवत्यल्पमेधसाम्।
देवान्देवयजो यान्ति मद्भक्ता यान्ति मामपि।।

antavattu phalaṃ teṣāṃ tadbhavatyalpamedhasām।
devāndevayajo yānti madbhaktā yānti māmapi।।

The living beings in this world are overcome by the dualities of attraction and aversion. Like and dislike. Attachment and hatred. They should stay above. There is discrimination, after all. There is rational thought, linked to sobriety.

इच्छाद्वेषसमुत्थेन द्वन्द्वमोहेन भारत।
सर्वभूतानि संमोहं सर्गे यान्ति परन्तप।।

icchādveṣasamutthena dvandvamohena bhārata।
sarvabhūtāni saṃmohaṃ sarge yānti parantapa।।

“O scion of Bharata [Arjuna], O conqueror of the foe, all living entities are born into delusion, overcome by the dualities of desire and hate.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 7.27)

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