Chapter 2 Verse 36 – Samkhya Yoga


Eshaa braahmee sthitih paartha nainaam praapya vimuhyati;
Sthitwaasyaamantakaale’pi brahmanirvaanamricchati.


This is the Brahmic seat (eternal state), O son of Pritha! Attaining to this, none is deluded.
Being established therein, even at the end of life one attains to oneness with Brahman.


Ending his Samkhya yoga Lord Krishna summarises the life of a person who attains peace. Lord Krishna says that this stage of peace is the eternal state. If that state is attained then that person has no doubts left in him. He grows beyond all these doubts. Once he attains that state his lives have come to an end and he attains the oneness with Brahman. Oneness with Brahman means moksha and such kind of person will not have anymore lives to take.

Extending Interpretation to mankind’s life!

One thing that every Hindu looks for is moksha or oneness with Brahman. Moksha is also called as salvation and that is something which is ever spiritual mind’s goal. How do you attain moksha? People go to temples, they do chaar dhaam yatras, give alms and even undertake fasts to attain moksha. But moksha is something that can only be attained when you look inwards. The most important aspecct for moksha is that the person has to be at peace with himself. If his is at peace with himself he gets into a meditation. That meditation reaches its pinnacle and that is called as Samadhi. And samadhi is the route to attaining moksha. This is the secret of attaining oneness with the Brahman.