14.20 guṇān etān atītya trīn (Original)

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Chapter 14

<< Chapter 14 verse 19


guṇān etān atītya trīn
dehī deha-samudbhavān
vimukto ’mṛtam aśnute

‘Transcending these three body-bred qualities, the
embodied (ego), freed from the pains of death and age, tastes immortality.'[1. Cp: Vish: Pur: I-7-47: “Guṇa-traya-mayam etc.”]

These three qualities Satvam etc., are born of the matter-stuff symbolized by ‘body’. When the embodied (entity) overcrosses these and cognizes that which is different from them, viz: ātma, which is essentially of the nature of intelligence, he becomes relieved from birth, death, dotage and other such sorrows and attains to ātma-enjoyment. This is (akin to) My state.

Arjuna queries as to what sort of conduct distinguishes the person who has transcended the qualities and how he can so transcend them?

>> Chapter 14 verse 21

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