7.14 mAm Eva yE prapadhyanthE

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Chapter 7

<< Chapter 7 verse 13.5

SlOkam – Original

mAm Eva yE prapadhyanthE mAyAm EthAm tharanthi thE ||

word-by-word meaning

yE – those
mAm Eva – me only
prapadhyanthE – surrender unto
thE – they
EthAm mAyAm – this material nature/realm
tharanthi – cross over

Simple Translation

Those who surrender unto me only, will cross over this material nature/realm [by my grace].

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

‘Those alone who resort to Me as their Refuge overcross this māyā.’

Those, who resign themselves to Me alone as their Refuge and Protection, —Me, the Firm-Willed, —Me, the most Merciful, —Me, the Just Shelter to all worlds—, shall be able to cross beyond this guṇa-full māyā. In other words such people abjure māyā, and exclusively devote themselves to Me.

If it be asked why do not all adopt this Path of Resignation to Bhagavān (prapatti) conducive of devotion to Him, the reason is given:—

>> Chapter 7 verse 15

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