SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
SlOkam – Original
Ethair vimuktha: kaunthEya thamOdhvArais thribhir nara: |
AcharathyAthmana: SrEyas thathO yAthi parAm gathim ||
kaunthEya – Oh son of kunthI!
thamO dhvArai: – the cause of darkness (i.e., misunderstanding about me)
Ethai: thribhi: – from these three – kAma (lust), krOdha (anger) and lObha (greed)
vimuktha: nara: – one who is freed
Athmana: SrEya: Acharathi – works for his well-being (to be favourable towards me having acquired true knowledge about me)
thatha: – then
parAm gathim – the greatest goal of me (the supreme lord)
yAthi – attains
Oh son of kunthI! One who is freed from these three – kAma (lust), krOdha (anger) and lObha (greed) which are the causes of darkness (i.e., misunderstanding about me), works for his well-being (to be favourable towards me having acquired true knowledge about me); subsequently, he attains the greatest goal of me (the supreme lord).
Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam
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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