SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
iti māṁ yo ’bhijānāti
karmabhir na sa badhyate
‘Whoso, full well, knoweth Me thus, will not
be bound by works (karmas)’
Thus, i. e., (1) Me, as Author, and yet No-author in the way explained above; and (2) Me, the Non-concerned in the fruits of karma (works) (iv-13.5).
Whoso understands Me, thus, will not entangle himself in the past karmas, which forge connections with fruits thereof. (i.e. By knowledge, one renders the karma-power nugatory in producing effects). The past karmas are those that form the bar to the entrance of the postulant into (the portal of the kind of) Karma-Yoga (described here).
He will not be bound, means: he will be delivered from them (the bonds of karma).
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