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CC Madhya 24.16

Text

‘nirgrantha’-śabde kahe, avidyā-granthi-hīna
vidhi-niṣedha-veda-śāstra-jñānādi-vihīna

Synonyms

nirgrantha-śabde — by the word nirgrantha; kahe — one means; avidyā — of ignorance; granthi-hīna — without any knot; vidhi-niṣedha — regulative principles of rules and restrictions; veda-śāstra — the Vedic literature; jñāna-ādi — knowledge, and so on; vihīna — without.

Translation

“The word ‘nirgrantha’ refers to one who is liberated from the material knots of ignorance. It also refers to one who is devoid of all regulative principles enjoined in the Vedic literature. It also refers to one who does not have knowledge.