16.4.5 daivī sampad vimokṣāya (Original)

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daivī sampad vimokṣāya
nibandhāyāsurī matā

‘The Divine character is destined for complete deliverance (or salvation); the Non-divine for bondage.’

The Divine character (=daivī-sampat) is that character which consists in obedience to the authority of My will; and which in due course promises to procure release from bondage. The Non-divine character (=āsurī-sampat) is that character which consists in the refusal to obey, or to violate, My Mandates; which would therefore lead to bondage, or help his downfall.

Seeing Arjuna doubting and fearing what his own proper character may be, the Lord assures him thus:

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