SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
nānyaṁ guṇebhyaḥ kartāraṁ
guṇebhyaś ca paraṁ vetti
mad-bhāvaṁ so ’dhigacchati
‘When the Seer cognizes no agent other than the
qualities and knows what is beyond the qualities, then doth he reach to My state.’
Thus by eating food of Satva-description, and performing works without regard to fruit but solely intended as worship to the Blessed Lord, the Rajas and Tamas qualities must be completely suppressed; and one should become thoroughly established in the pure Satva-quality.— When this Seer (conversant with the ways of the qualities) perceives that thus there is no actor or agent beyond the qualities themselves, in other words that the qualities themselves are the actors according to their respective natures; when the Seer also perceives that there is ātma, the action-less, beyond the qualities, he reaches My state, or state like unto Mine.
The purport is that ātma per se is perfectly pure, that agency in performing various acts comes to it derived or as a result of the union with the qualities as may be predetermined by the past Karmas; that ātma by itself is no actor, and is essentially of the nature of infinitely expanding intelligence. When ātma-nature is thus realized, then is reached a state equal to My State.
It is stated that after cognizing the actionless nature of ātma, which is beyond or other than, the action-full qualities, the state of the Blessed Lord is gained. What is this state like is now described:—
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