13.23 ya enaṁ vetti puruṣaṁ (Original)

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Chapter 13

<< Chapter 13 verse 22

Simple

ya enaṁ vetti puruṣaṁ
prakṛtiṁ ca guṇaiḥ saha
sarvathā vartamāno ’pi
na sa bhūyo ’bhijāyate

‘Who thus kens soul (purusha) and matter(prakṛiti) together with the guṇas; in whatever condition he exist at present, he is never born again.’

Thus=in the manner described, —whoso intelligently understands the nature of purusha (soul) and prakṛiti (matter); and also the guṇas = the humours or qualities of matter as will be described further on (vide the Succeeding Lecture XIV).

Whatever condition=(material conditions) such as being deva, man etc., in bodies, though much against the will (of the indwelling soul).

Never born again=will never get into the company of matter; meaning that at the time when the body ceases to exist, soul is realized, in its characteristic state of boundless consciousness and sinlessness.

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