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ll सा विद्या या विमुक्तये ll

forms part of a verse appearing in Vishnu-Purana (1.19.41).

Meaning: That which liberates is knowledge

The whole verse reads as follows :

tat-karma yan-na bandhaaya
saa vidyaa yaa vimuktaye'';
aayaasaayaaparam karma
vidyaa-anyaa shilpanaipuNam

The verse also occurs in the anthology of subhasitas entitled "Sarangadharapaddhati" (No.4396). In this latter work, the source of the verse is given as Vasisthat. The verse obviously possesses  an ethical-spiritual import and may be translated as follows:
“That is (right) action which does not conduce to bondage (Karmabandha in the Bhagavadgita sense); that is (true) knowledge which conduces to final liberation or spiritual emancipation; (any) other knowledge implies mere skill in craft"

 

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