vidvan

  • O learned — SB 2.3.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.3.14

    O learned Sūta Gosvāmī! Please continue to explain such topics to us because we are all eager to hear. Besides that, topics which result in the discussion of the Lord Hari should certainly be discussed in the assembly of devotees.
  • O learned one — SB 1.18.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.18.15

    O Sūta Gosvāmī, you are a learned and pure devotee of the Lord because the Personality of Godhead is your chief object of service. Therefore please describe to us the pastimes of the Lord, which are above all material conception, for we are anxious to receive such messages.
    , SB 3.7.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.7

    O great and learned one, my mind is greatly illusioned by the distress of this nescience, and I therefore request you to clear it up.
    , SB 3.7.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.7.16

    O learned sage, your explanations are very good, as they should be. Disturbances to the conditioned soul have no other basis than the movement of the external energy of the Lord.
    , SB 3.14.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.10

    In that place the beautiful Diti expressed her desire: O learned one, Cupid is taking his arrows and distressing me forcibly, as a mad elephant troubles a banana tree.
  • O learned speaker (Śukadeva Gosvāmī) — SB 10.1.5-7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.1.5-7

    Taking the boat of Kṛṣṇa's lotus feet, my grandfather Arjuna and others crossed the ocean of the Battlefield of Kurukṣetra, in which such commanders as Bhīṣmadeva resembled great fish that could very easily have swallowed them. By the mercy of Lord Kṛṣṇa, my grandfathers crossed this ocean, which was very difficult to cross, as easily as one steps over the hoofprint of a calf. Because my mother surrendered unto Lord Kṛṣṇa's lotus feet, the Lord, Sudarśana-cakra in hand, entered her womb and saved my body, the body of the last remaining descendant of the Kurus and the Pāṇḍavas, which was almost destroyed by the fiery weapon of Aśvatthāmā. Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, appearing within and outside of all materially embodied living beings by His own potency in the forms of eternal time—that is, as Paramātmā and as virāṭ-rūpa—gave liberation to everyone, either as cruel death or as life. Kindly enlighten me by describing His transcendental characteristics.
  • O wise man — SB 3.22.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.22.14

    Svāyambhuva Manu continued: O wise man, I heard that you were prepared to marry. Please accept her hand, which is being offered to you by me, since you have not taken a vow of perpetual celibacy.

vidvān

  • a person advanced in spiritual knowledge — SB 5.19.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.19.14

    Materialists are generally very attached to their present bodily comforts and to the bodily comforts they expect in the future. Therefore they are always absorbed in thoughts of their wives, children and wealth and are afraid of giving up their bodies, which are full of stool and urine. If a person engaged in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, however, is also afraid of giving up his body, what is the use of his having labored to study the śāstras? It was simply a waste of time.
  • a person who is not foolish but fully aware of things as they are — SB 7.7.19-20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.7.19-20

    "Ātmā" refers to the Supreme Lord or the living entities. Both of them are spiritual, free from birth and death, free from deterioration and free from material contamination. They are individual, they are the knowers of the external body, and they are the foundation or shelter of everything. They are free from material change, they are self-illuminated, they are the cause of all causes, and they are all-pervading. They have nothing to do with the material body, and therefore they are always uncovered. With these transcendental qualities, one who is actually learned must give up the illusory conception of life, in which one thinks, "I am this material body, and everything in relationship with this body is mine."
  • because of his being the most learned person — SB 8.20.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.20.20

    The Gandharvas, the Kimpuruṣas and the Kinnaras sounded thousands and thousands of kettledrums and trumpets again and again, and they sang in great jubilation, declaring, "How exalted a person is Bali Mahārāja, and what a difficult task he has performed! Even though he knew that Lord Viṣṇu was on the side of his enemies, he nonetheless gave the Lord the entire three worlds in charity."
  • being aware of — SB 9.16.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.16.8

    Thereafter, by the benediction of Jamadagni, Lord Paraśurāma's mother and brothers immediately came alive and were very happy, as if awakened from sound sleep. Lord Paraśurāma had killed his relatives in accordance with his father's order because he was fully aware of his father's power, austerity and learning.
  • being completely aware of this fact — SB 9.13.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.13.3

    Mahārāja Nimi, being a self-realized soul, considered that this life is flickering. Therefore, instead of waiting long for Vasiṣṭha, he began performing the sacrifice with other priests.
  • completely understanding — SB 9.4.15-16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.4.15-16

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Mahārāja Ambarīṣa, the most fortunate personality, achieved the rule of the entire world, consisting of seven islands, and achieved inexhaustible, unlimited opulence and prosperity on earth. Although such a position is rarely obtained, Mahārāja Ambarīṣa did not care for it at all, for he knew very well that all such opulence is material. Like that which is imagined in a dream, such opulence will ultimately be destroyed. The King knew that any nondevotee who attains such opulence merges increasingly into material nature's mode of darkness.
  • educated — SB 4.29.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.29.51

    One who is engaged in devotional service has not the least fear in material existence. This is because the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the Supersoul and friend of everyone. One who knows this secret is actually educated, and one thus educated can become the spiritual master of the world. One who is an actually bona fide spiritual master, representative of Kṛṣṇa, is not different from Kṛṣṇa.
  • having known — SB 6.7.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.7.9

    Bṛhaspati knew everything that would happen in the future. Seeing Indra's transgression of etiquette, he completely understood that Indra was puffed up by his material opulence. Although able to curse Indra, he did not do so. Instead, he left the assembly and in silence returned to his home.
  • having learned — SB 7.6.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.6.15

    If a person too attached to the duties of family maintenance is unable to control his senses, the core of his heart is immersed in how to accumulate money. Although he knows that one who takes the wealth of others will be punished by the law of the government, and by the laws of Yamarāja after death, he continues cheating others to acquire money.
  • he who has knowledge — SB 4.20.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.20.5

    Those who are in full knowledge of the bodily conception of life, who know that this body is composed of nescience, desires and activities resulting from illusion, do not become addicted to the body.
  • knowing (the inconvenience of material existence, especially in household life) — SB 7.6.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.6.16

    O my friends, sons of demons! In this material world, even those who are apparently advanced in education have the propensity to consider, "This is mine, and that is for others." Thus they are always engaged in providing the necessities of life to their families in a limited conception of family life, just like uneducated cats and dogs. They are unable to take to spiritual knowledge; instead, they are bewildered and overcome by ignorance.
  • knowing — SB 3.24.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.24.10

    Maitreya continued: O killer of the enemy, the unborn Lord Brahmā, who is almost independent in acquiring knowledge, could understand that a portion of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, in His quality of pure existence, had appeared in the womb of Devahūti just to explain the complete state of knowledge known as sāṅkhya-yoga.
  • learned — Bg. 3.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 3.26

    Let not the wise disrupt the minds of the ignorant who are attached to fruitive action. They should not be encouraged to refrain from work, but to engage in work in the spirit of devotion.
    , SB 4.26.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.26.7

    Nārada Muni continued to speak to King Prācīnabarhiṣat: My dear King, any person who works according to the directions of the Vedic scriptures does not become involved in fruitive activities.
  • learned in Vedic knowledge — SB 9.9.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.9.29

    Here is a learned, highly qualified brāhmaṇa, engaged in performing austerity and eagerly desiring to worship the Supreme Lord, the Supersoul who lives within the core of the heart in all living entities.
  • one who is actually in knowledge — SB 10.10.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.10.12

    This body, after all, is produced by the unmanifested nature and again annihilated and merged in the natural elements. Therefore, it is the common property of everyone. Under the circumstances, who but a rascal claims this property as his own and while maintaining it commits such sinful activities as killing animals just to satisfy his whims? Unless one is a rascal, one cannot commit such sinful activities.
  • one who is completely aware — SB 9.19.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.19.20

    One who knows that material happiness, whether good or bad, in this life or in the next, on this planet or on the heavenly planets, is temporary and useless, and that an intelligent person should not try to enjoy or even think of such things, is the knower of the self. Such a self-realized person knows quite well that material happiness is the very cause of continued material existence and forgetfulness of one's own constitutional position.
  • one who is learned — SB 8.19.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.19.17

    O King, controller of the entire universe, although you are very munificent and are able to give Me as much land as I want, I do not want anything from you that is unnecessary. If a learned brāhmaṇa takes charity from others only according to his needs, he does not become entangled in sinful activities.
  • one who understands this philosophy — SB 8.16.56plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.16.56

    One should distribute viṣṇu-prasāda to everyone, including the poor man, the blind man, the nondevotee and the non-brāhmaṇa. Knowing that Lord Viṣṇu is very pleased when everyone is sumptuously fed with viṣṇu-prasāda, the performer of yajña should then take prasāda with his friends and relatives.
  • perfectly educated — SB 4.28.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.40

    King Malayadhvaja attained perfect knowledge by being able to distinguish the Supersoul from the individual soul. The individual soul is localized, whereas the Supersoul is all-pervasive. He became perfect in knowledge that the material body is not the soul but that the soul is the witness of the material body.
  • so-called learned philosophers, scientists and politicians — SB 7.9.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.9.25

    In this material world, every living entity desires some future happiness, which is exactly like a mirage in the desert. Where is water in the desert, or, in other words, where is happiness in this material world? As for this body, what is its value? It is merely a source of various diseases. The so-called philosophers, scientists and politicians know this very well, but nonetheless they aspire for temporary happiness. Happiness is very difficult to obtain, but because they are unable to control their senses, they run after the so-called happiness of the material world and never come to the right conclusion.
  • the knower — Īśo 18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 18

    O my Lord, as powerful as fire, O omnipotent one, now I offer You all obeisances, falling on the ground at Your feet. O my Lord, please lead me on the right path to reach You, and since You know all that I have done in the past, please free me from the reactions to my past sins so that there will be no hindrance to my progress.
  • the learned — Bg. 3.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 3.25

    As the ignorant perform their duties with attachment to results, similarly the learned may also act, but without attachment, for the sake of leading people on the right path.
  • the supremely learned — SB 1.7.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.7.6

    The material miseries of the living entity, which are superfluous to him, can be directly mitigated by the linking process of devotional service. But the mass of people do not know this, and therefore the learned Vyāsadeva compiled this Vedic literature, which is in relation to the Supreme Truth.
  • very learned — SB 6.18.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.29

    Although Kaśyapa Muni was a learned scholar, he was captivated by Diti's artificial behavior, which brought him under her control. Therefore he assured his wife that he would fulfill her desires. Such a promise by a husband is not at all astonishing.
    , SB 7.5.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.5.55

    Prahlāda Mahārāja, who was truly the supreme learned person, then addressed his class friends in very sweet language. Smiling, he began to teach them about the uselessness of the materialistic way of life. Being very kind to them, he instructed them as follows.

vidvān api

  • although he knew it — SB 4.24.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.5

    Mahārāja Antardhāna had another wife, named Nabhasvatī, and by her he was happy to beget another son, named Havirdhāna. Since Mahārāja Antardhāna was very liberal, he did not kill Indra while the demigod was stealing his father's horse at the sacrifice.
  • even a person fortunately advanced in education — SB 8.22.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.22.17

    Material opulence is so bewildering that it makes even a learned, self-controlled man forget to search for the goal of self-realization. But the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa, the Lord of the universe, can see everything by His will. Therefore I offer my respectful obeisances unto Him.

parama vidvān

  • greatly learned personalities — Madhya 12.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 12.35

    The Lord said, "Since you are all very learned personalities, whatever you decide I shall accept."

parama-vidvān

  • the most learned — Antya 11.105plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā 11.105

    Haridāsa Ṭhākura was not only the topmost devotee of the Lord, but also a great and learned scholar. It was his great fortune that he passed away before Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

tat-vidvān

  • although it was known to him — SB 8.19.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.19.14

    Your father, Virocana, the son of Mahārāja Prahlāda, was very affectionate toward brāhmaṇas. Although he knew very well that it was the demigods who had come to him in the dress of brāhmaṇas, at their request he delivered to them the duration of his life.
  • knowing very well the art of singing — SB 7.15.72plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.15.72

    Nārada Muni continued: Being invited to that festival, I also joined, and, surrounded by women, I began musically singing the glories of the demigods. Because of this, the prajāpatis, the great demigods in charge of the affairs of the universe, forcefully cursed me with these words: "Because you have committed an offense, may you immediately become a śūdra, devoid of beauty."