16.22 etair vimuktaḥ kaunteya (Original)

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Chapter 16

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etair vimuktaḥ kaunteya
tamo-dvārais tribhir naraḥ
ācaraty ātmanaḥ śreyas
tato yāti parāṁ gatim

‘The man, Kaunteya! who, from these triple dark portals, is rescued, works for soul’s good; thence to the Highest End doth he wend.’

The three tamas-doors=doors of darkness, viz: lust, wrath and greed, which beget curious wrong notions regarding Myself. The man who shakes them off, finds he can work for the good of the soul (or employ himself in a manner that is conducive to the advantage of the soul). Having gained (true) knowledge of Myself, he will ever work in harmony, or in a friendly spirit, towards Me. And thence he proceeds to the Highest End = Sublime Goal —Myself.

That disregard of Śāstra is the sure cause of leading to Naraka is now pointed out:

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