4.10 vīta-rāga-bhaya-krodhā (Original)

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Chapter 4

<< Chapter 4 verse 9


man-mayā mām upāśritāḥ
bahavo jñāna-tapasā
pūtā mad-bhāvam āgatāḥ

‘Weaned are they from desire, dread and passion; full of Me, are they; entirely reliant on Me, are they; many1 are they, who, purified by wisdom-meditation (jñāna-tapas), have come to My state (mad-bhāva).’

Legion are the souls, who have become purified by contemplation on the wisdom (or knowledge) of My Avatārās and Acts. Śruti declares likewise:—

‘The wise (dhīrāh) know the rationale or secret (yonim) of Him’2. Only the dhīras or the most eminent amongst the spiritually enlightened (the wise), understand the nature, mode etc., of His Incarnations.

>> Chapter 4 verse 11

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  1. A distinct declaration of the plurality of souls.
  2. ‘Tasya dhlrah parijananti yo-nim’ (Tait Up°: Purusha-sukta-19. The rationale or secret of Him is in allusion to the Avatārs. Also Tait: Āraṇ. III-13. The wise are Nārada, etc., (vide commentary on Purusha-sūktā).

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