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Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 13, Verse 35

Chapter 13: Nature, the Enjoyer, and Consciousness
Verse: 35
kshetra-kshetrajnayor evam
antaram jnana-cakshusha
bhuta-prakriti-moksham ca
ye vidur yanti te param

Translation:
Those who see with eyes of knowledge the difference between the body and the knower of the body, and can also understand the process of liberation from bondage in material nature, attain to the supreme goal.

Explanation:
In the last verse of the chapter, Krishna summarizes the contents of the chapter.Those who know the difference between two knowers of the field , the jiva and paramatma, along with the field (the material body). Among the knowers of the field, the jiva, enjoying the qualities of the field, is bound up, but is also liberated by knowledge. Krishna also talks about the method of liberation (moksa) from prakrti for the living entities.

Srila Prabhupada briefly talks about the process of liberation. "A faithful person should at first have some good association to hear of God and thus gradually become enlightened. If one accepts a spiritual master, one can learn to distinguish between matter and spirit, and that becomes the steppingstone for further spiritual realization. A spiritual master, by various instructions, teaches his students to get free from the material concept of life. For instance, in Bhagavad-gita we find Krishna instructing Arjuna to free him from materialistic considerations."

Please read the Sanskrit Verse and the Prabhupada's Purport.


You can view the previous verses at the following address:Previous Slokas

In this material world the conditioned soul is very much distracted from his original all-knowing, all-blissful nature as Krishna's eternal servant because he is carried away by the so-called taste of material sense gratification. This artificial taste is encouraged and exploited by the materialistic propaganda mongers who make a handsome profit by misguiding the people in general promoting cigarettes, liquor, prostitution, meat eating, etc. The foolish sense enjoyer tries to become happy by squeezing as much pleasure as possible out of these things, but because there is no factual pleasure in sense gratification, the poor soul is ultimately left in a state of frustration and bewilderment. If, however, he will reconnect with his original transcendental nature diving deep into his eternal identity as the servant of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he will taste a pleasure that is unlimitedly sublime and will go on increasing forever.
Chant:
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare

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