7.28 yeṣāṁ tv anta-gataṁ pāpaṁ (Original)

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Chapter 7

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yeṣāṁ tv anta-gataṁ pāpaṁ
janānāṁ puṇya-karmaṇām
te dvandva-moha-nirmuktā
bhajante māṁ dṛḍha-vratāḥ

‘But when sins of men of virtuous deeds have come to an end, then do they have their full discharge from the witchery of “the pairs” and with a will resolute, worship Me.’

‘Men of virtue’ are those in whose case sins have dissolved away, —sins descended from an immemorial past, and obstructing them from becoming God-ward— sins which had been the cause of his longings and aversions. Exhausted become these sins by virtue of high merits acquired during many lives. Determined by the various degrees of such merit, men take shelter under Me, and are delivered from the guṇa-sated beguilements. They make a firm resolve to devote themselves to My worship, seeking either:-

  1. Great fortune (riches, power etc.,) (aiśvary-arthi)[1. This includes the aspirants, ārta and artḥārthi (vide, verse 16, ante).]
  2. Enfranchisement from dotage and death (kaivalyārthi[2. This is the class: jijnāsu (op: cit).])
  3. Myself, as their Goal. (moksha-ārthi[3. This the class: jñāni (op: cit). Footnotes also under verse 16.])

Enumeration is now[4. In the next verse.] (briefly) made of the qualifications which the above-said three classes of the Lord’s own votaries, have to acquire, and the requisites of knowledge (they have to cultivate).

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