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Srimad Bhagavad-Gita : Ch-13, Slo-23, Discussion

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25/09/2018

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-13. ( Kshetra-kshetrajna-vibhaga-yogam)

Slokam-23.

ya  evam  vetti  purusham  prakrtim  ca  gunaih  saha,

sarvatha  vartamanopi   na  sa  bhuyobhijayate.


evam  purusham  =  thus,  of  purushan;

gunaih  saha  prakrtim  ca  =  of  nature  with  guna-s;

yah  vetti  =  who  knows  these;

sah  sarvatha  vartamanah  api  =  he  is  with  by  all  means  situated  in  any  manner,  in  spite  of;

bhuyah  na   abhijayate  =  he  never  takes  his  rebirth.

Slokam-23. ( One who understands this philosophy concerning material nature, the living entity and the interaction of the modes of nature is sure to attain liberation. He will not take birth here again, regardless of his present position.)

Discussion :

In slokam 21 purusa referred to the jiva or the embodied being. In slokam 23 purusa refers to the Supreme Lord. Thus purusa can refer both to the Supreme and to the jiva when indicating the atma or immortal soul within. In other situations such an im…