13.23 ya enaṁ vetti puruṣaṁ (Original)

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Chapter 13

<< Chapter 13 verse 22


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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