SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
udārāḥ sarva evaite
jñānī tv ātmaiva me matam
āsthitaḥ sa hi yuktātmā
mām evānuttamāṁ gatim
‘Noble are they all; but the jñāni is to be known as My very soul. Is not he My sole-devoted, dependent on Me as the only Unsurpassed Goal?’
Inasmuch as they all[4. The four classes mentioned in verse 16. ante.] resort to Me, they all are noble. Noble or generous (udārāḥ) are they, inasmuch as when they accept any little gift from Me—(this is their generosity, that when out-of love for Me they accept any little thing from Me, they do Me an act of great favour)—I shall have to consider that by that act of their acceptance of the gift they paid Me with their all.[5. Cp. ‘God’s paid when man receives the gift.’]
As for the jñāni, I deem him as My own self (or soul), i.e., My very life depends on him. If it be asked how, the reason is that in the same manner that he cannot live without Me, —his Highest Goal,— I cannot live without him.
Verily therefore is he My very life (ātma).
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