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Muni means mental speculators; manansi, thoughtful muni, thoughtful also - always absorbed in thoughts. So a thoughtful man or a great saintly person is not a great saintly person if he hasn’t got to propound a new theory

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Muni means mental speculators; manansi, thoughtful muni, thoughtful also - always absorbed in thoughts. So a thoughtful man or a great saintly person is not a great saintly person if he hasn’t got to propound a new theory.


Prabhupada:

bhakto 'si me sakhā ceti
rahasyaṁ hy etad uttamam
(BG 4.3)

So this verse we discussed last night, that this bhagavad-bhakti-yoga is not a new thing. It is purātanaḥ. Kṛṣṇa says, yogaḥ proktaḥ purātanaḥ (BG 4.3). So just like I was discussing now with Dr. Kapoor, our philosophy is not new: purātanaḥ—the old thing. At the present moment it is a fashion to propound a new kind of philosophy. Not only now; formerly also, as it is said in the Bhāgavatam, nāsāv munir yasya mataṁ na bhinnam (CC Madhya 17.186). A muni is not a muni . . . muni means mental speculators; manansi, thoughtful muni, thoughtful also—always absorbed in thoughts. So a thoughtful man or a great saintly person is not a great saintly person if he hasn't got to propound a new theorynāsāv munir yasya mataṁ na bhinnam (CC Madhya 17.186). That is the modern philosophical way, researchment. This philosopher's contribution is up to this; and this philosopher . . . we have also such things. Just like our Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava and Rāmānujācārya Vaiṣṇava. Rāmānujācārya Vaiṣṇava, they appreciate the service of the Lord up to sakhya-rasa—viśrambha-sakhya—with awe and veneration. Śānta, dāsya, sakhya, up to this information, Rāmānujācārya. But Mādhavācārya sampradāya, they have got up to mādhurya-rasa. And Caitanya Mahāprabhu propounded this mādhurya-rasa.