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    प्राचीनबर्हिरुवाच भगवंस्ते वचोऽस्माभिर्न सम्यगवगम्यते । कवयस्तद्विजानन्ति न वयं कर्ममोहिताः ।। ४-२९-१ ।।

    King Prācīnabarhi replied: My dear lord, we could not appreciate completely the purport of your allegorical story of King Purañjana. Actually, those who are perfect in spiritual knowledge can understand, but for us, who are overly attached to fruitive activities, to realize the purpose of your story is very difficult. ।। 4-29-1 ।।

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    नारद उवाच पुरुषं पुरञ्जनं विद्याद्यद्व्यनक्त्यात्मनः पुरम् । एकद्वित्रिचतुष्पादं बहु पादमपादकम् ।। ४-२९-२ ।।

    The great sage Nārada Muni continued: You must understand that Purañjana, the living entity, transmigrates according to his own work into different types of bodies, which may be one-legged, two-legged, three-legged, four-legged, many-legged or simply legless. Transmigrating into these various types of bodies, the living entity, as the so-called enjoyer, is known as Purañjana. ।। 4-29-2 ।।

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    योऽविज्ञाताहृतस्तस्य पुरुषस्य सखेश्वरः । यन्न विज्ञायते पुम्भिर्नामभिर्वा क्रियागुणैः ।। ४-२९-३ ।।

    The person I have described as unknown is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the master and eternal friend of the living entity. Since the living entities cannot realize the Supreme Personality of Godhead by material names, activities or qualities, He remains everlastingly unknown to the conditioned soul. ।। 4-29-3 ।।

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    यदा जिघृक्षन् पुरुषः कार्त्स्न्येन प्रकृतेर्गुणान् । नवद्वारं द्विहस्ताङ्घ्रि तत्रामनुत साध्विति ।। ४-२९-४ ।।

    When the living entity wants to enjoy the modes of material nature in their totality, he prefers, out of many bodily forms, to accept that body which has nine gates, two hands and two legs. Thus he prefers to become a human being or a demigod. ।। 4-29-4 ।।

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    बुद्धिं तु प्रमदां विद्यान्ममाहमिति यत्कृतम् । यामधिष्ठाय देहेऽस्मिन् पुमान् भुङ्क्तेऽक्षभिर्गुणान् ।। ४-२९-५ ।।

    The great sage Nārada continued: The word pramadā mentioned in this regard refers to material intelligence, or ignorance. It is to be understood as such. When one takes shelter of this kind of intelligence, he identifies himself with the material body. Influenced by the material consciousness of “I” and “mine,” he begins to enjoy and suffer through his senses. Thus the living entity is entrapped. ।। 4-29-5 ।।