13.25 anye tv evam ajānantaḥ (Original)

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Chapter 13

<< Chapter 13 verse 24


anye tv evam ajānantaḥ
śrutvānyebhya upāsate
te ’pi cātitaranty eva
mṛtyuṁ śruti-parāyaṇāḥ

‘But others who, knowing not thus, (merely) contemplate after hearing from others, do verily (also) overcross death; also those of (simple-)faith in hearing (what is told them.)’

Others again there are, incompetent to walk the Paths of Karma etc, —leading to soul-vision,— who listen to the teachings of sages, the seers of truth; and then by treading the Paths of Karma etc., contemplate on ātma. These perceive ātma and cross beyond death. Also those who are able only to believe in what they hear from others, get purged of their sins, and are gradually enabled to embark on the several Paths (laid down) viz., Karma-Yoga etc., and thus pass over death.

‘Api’=also, signifies the degrees of competency or capacity (that different sets of men have).

Now, in order to discriminatingly understand the matter-bound soul, it is pointed out that whatever comes into being, movable or unmovable, is a product of the union of sentient and insentient substances, chit and achit.

>> Chapter 13 verse 26

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