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Gita : Ch-8. Slo-5.

What happens  to  'Atma-Nishtan'  when  leaves  the  body :-

Simad Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-8. ( Akshara-brham-yogam)

Slokam-5. ( And whoever, at the time of death, quits his body, remembering Me alone, at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt.)

antakale    ca    mameva    smaran     muktva     kalebharam,

yah    prayati     sah    madbhavam    yati    nastyatra    samsayah.

yah  antakale   ca  =  one  who  at  the  time  of  his  death;

mam  eva  smaran   =  meditate  upon  Me  only;

kalebharam    muktva   prayati  =  while  leaving  the  body;

sah  madbhavam    yati  =  he  attains  Me ( he  is  dissolved  in  Me /  unite  in  Me / Enters  Me );

atra   samsayah  nasti  =  in  this  no  doubt  at  all..

The words mad bhavam denotes under the Supreme Lord Krishna's control without any duality in perfect spiritual consciousness and full blissful existence. The Moksa Dharma explains that for the liberated the goal is conceptualised as the Brahman or spiritual substratum pervading all existence which is the spiritual reality of the impersonal conception of the Supreme Lord.

In exact terms the words mad bhavam means under my nature. Only when the nature of Lord Krishna's transcendental qualities and attributes and pastimes are recollected at the time of departing from the physical body at the moment of death will one achieve the cherished goal and attain Him. Otherwise if there is no knowledge of His transcendental nature there can be no remembrance.

Naturally one acquires the state of consciousness upon whatever one meditates upon and this is an absolute essential fact applying itself to the destination of one's subsequent lifetime at the moment of death. The remembrance of mundane corporeal things at the time of death assures in the next life a mundane corporeal existence accordingly.

But those enlightened and exalted beings who remember Lord Krishna at the moment of death attain Him without fail and the means to this are given by the words mam eva smaran meaning remembering Him alone emphases that by constant remembrance spiritual realisation is attained.

The Sat Tattva states that devotion, knowledge, renunciation of activities prohibited in the Vedic scriptures and performance of recommended activities in the Vedic scriptures, constant remembrance of the Supreme Lord Krishna or any of His Vedically authorised incarnations and non- attachment; all these things combined grant transcendental vision beyond the influence of the senses and not any other way.

The means of knowledge at expiration from the physical body and its subsequent result is revealed succinctly by Lord Krishna to answer the question how He is to be known at the time of death.

One who remembers and meditates exclusively on Lord Krishna as the Supreme Lord, the ultimate controller internally and externally, the shelter of all living entities while leaving their body at the moment of death attains the Supreme Lord Himself in their spiritual from by their yearning for and identification with Him.

This is the key to liberation from the transitory material plane and promotion to the eternal spiritual worlds. Knowledge is the key to remembrance which is the means for attaining Lord Krishna which automatically promotes one to the eternal spiritual without any separate effort.

Now Lord Krishna answers the seventh question with the words anta kale meaning at the time of death, one who leaves their body mam eva smaran meaning remembering Him exclusively, He who is the presiding diety over all dieties, the granter of all wishes and the fulfiller of all desires attains his state of sat-chi-ananda or eternal existence, transcendental knowledge and unending bliss. This slokam confirms and explains in what manner the Supreme Lord Krishna is to be known at the moment of death.

The process of meditating on Lord Krishna at the time of death is also well known to the three stages of aspirants mentioned previously being arthis, jijnasur and jnanis. One who when their life cycle has the Supreme Lord in their constant remembrance at the moment of departing their body attains the Supreme Lord. The word mad bhavam means like unto the Supreme Lord's nature.

Whatever nature of the Supreme Lord is vividly envisioned in one's mind at the moment of death that nature one becomes without fail. Examples are like the history of Jada Bharata and others who were reborn in animal forms. He was attached to a deer he had raised after seeing its mother killed by a tiger and at the exact moment of death looking at this deer he was concerned about its future welfare and hence in his next life he was born as a deer due to this last impression of consciousness.

This is because the prominence position of such thoughts and images in one's consciousness automatically direct and transport one to that which one envisions. That reality that whatever ideas and images that are present in one's mind in the very last thought before death is what one absolutely becomes in their next life is further elucidated in the next slokam.

To be continued ...


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arjuna uvaca :

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arjuna uvaca :  arjuna  said;

param  brahma  param  dhama  =  supreme  brahmam  and  supreme  place  to  attain (sustenance );

paramam  pavitram  bhavan  =  supreme  and  purest  are  yourself;

tvam  sasvatam  divyam  purusham  =  you  are  the  divine  permanent purushan;

adi-devam-ajam  =  very  first  supreme  lord  and  unborn ( svayambhu );

vibhum  =  all  pervading,  ( said )  as;


ahustvamrshayah  sarve  devarshirnaradastatha,

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sarve  rshayah  =  all  rishi-s  and;

tatha  devarshih  naradah  =  also  deva  rishi  narada  and;

asitah  devalah  =  asitan  and  devala;

vyasah  ahu  =  and  vyasa  too  say;

svayam  eva  =  now  you  are  your  own;

me  bravishi  ca  =  also  explained,  ( the  above,  that  way said ) to  me.


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Slokam-13. ( I shall now explain the knowable, knowing which you will taste the eternal. This is beginningless, and it is subordinate to Me. It is called Brahmam, the spirit, and it lies beyond the cause and effect of this material world.)

jneyam  yat  tat  pravakshyami  yatjnatvamrtamasnute,

anadimat  param   brahma  na  sat  tannasaducyate.

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yat  jnatva  =  ( if  )  that  one  is  known ( knowing  that  knowledge );
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tat  sat  na  asat  na  =  that  either  sat ( cause ) or  asat  ( effect );
ucyate  =  cannot  be  said ( called ).

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