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CC Ādi 16.79

Text

‘gaṅgāte kamala janme’ — sabāra subodha
‘kamale gaṅgāra janma’ — atyanta virodha

Synonyms

gaṅgāte — in the river Ganges; kamala — lotus flower; janme — grows; sabāra — of everyone; subodha — understanding; kamale — in the lotus flower; gaṅgāra — of the Ganges; janma — birth; atyanta — very much; virodha — contradiction.

Translation

“Everyone knows that lotus flowers grow in the water of the Ganges. But to say that the Ganges takes birth from a lotus flower seems extremely contradictory.