We have explained rajarsi, the big kings just like Manu, Iksvaku coming from the sun god. The Indians, it is known that there are two kinds of ksatriya dynasty. One is coming from the sun, and another is coming from the moon. Candra-vamsa and surya-vamsa

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"we have explained rajarsi, the big kings just like Manu, Iksvaku coming from the sun god. The Indians, it is known that there are two kinds of ksatriya dynasty. One is coming from the sun, and another is coming from the moon. Candra-vamsa and surya-vamsa"

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is Lectures

We have explained rajarsi, the big kings just like Manu, Iksvaku coming from the sun god. The Indians, it is known that there are two kinds of ksatriya dynasty. One is coming from the sun, and another is coming from the moon. Candra-vamsa and surya-vamsa.

Prabhupāda: (indistinct) So we have explained rājarṣi, the big kings just like Manu, Ikṣvāku coming from the sun god. The Indians, it is known that there are two kinds of kṣatriya dynasty. One is coming from the sun, and another is coming from the moon. Candra-vaṁśa and sūrya-vaṁśa. So here we specially refer to the dynasty coming from Sūrya, or the sun god. So there is no question of impersonalism. Sun god is a person. He is the resident, or the predominating deity, in the sun planet, and from there descendents, Manu and Ikṣvāku. In this way Ikṣvāku dynasty is there always in the Rāmāyaṇa. Maharaja Ikṣvāku, the forefather of Lord Rāmacandra. (indistinct)

So the kings were supposed to know the science of God. This is the (indistinct). Because the king, or the monarch, used to rule over the country and the special business of human form is to understand the science of Kṛṣṇa, or the science of religion—whatever you call it—or the science of the human goal of life. That is missing. Nobody knows the science of human goal of life, the science of human birth or the science of human society. Nobody knows. They are living just like animals, cats and dogs, simply working:

divā cārthehayā rājan
kuṭumba-bharaṇena vā
nidrayā hriyate naktaṁ
vyavāyena ca vā vayaḥ
(SB 2.1.3)
divā cārthehayā rājan
kuṭumba-bharaṇena vā
(SB 2.1.3)

This is the materialistic way of life. What is that? Divya, out of twenty-four hours, twenty hours sleeping, that is very successful: (laughter) "I have slept so much. I got the opportunity of sleeping." Divya. We have seen in Calcutta sometimes that the peons, they took their letters from the office and come out from the office and lie down in Dalhousie Street, at least four hours sleep, and then go to another office to deliver the letter. When he comes back it is enquired: "Why you took so much time?" "Oh, this man was not there, that man was not there. I had to wait"—all false. But he thought that "I have got salary and the opportunity of sleeping." This is (indistinct) This is ordinary life, that "I have got this opportunity to sleep so much." And our Vaiṣṇava philosophy is nidrāhāra-vihārakādi-vijitau: one who can conquer over sleeping, eating and mating, that is real victory.