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Chapter 4 Gnana Yoga Verse 5 Bhagavadgita

Chapter 4 Gnana Yoga Verse 5

Sloka

Janma karma cha me divyam evam yo vetti tattwatah;
Tyaktwa deham punarjanma naiti maameti so’rjuna.

Translation

He who thus knows in true light My divine birth and action,
after having abandoned the body is not born again; he comes to Me, O Arjuna!

Interpretation
After talking about his arrival on this World when it is required, Lord Krishna in this shloka talks about the kind of person who attains salvation. He says that a person who knows the truth light of Lord’s birth and action, after leaving he body will not be born again. That means that person who knows God will not have any more births. That person will directly goes and aligns himself with God. That process of a person coming directly to God is also referred as “Moksha”.

Extending Interpretation to Mankind’s Life!
Will giving alms, helping poor, going on a pilgrimage and going to temple everyday give us Moksha? The answer is No. To attain moksha first a person has to understand the power of God, secrets of Universe and the reason of his existence. He has to completely understand his responsibilities and has to perform them with utmost care. He has to go according to the dharma and protect the dharma so that God doesn’t have to come to the earth to save that earth. With each birth and with each set of noble deeds a person becomes spiritual.

Where is the end to that cycle of birth and death? The end is when he understands attains the highest level of spirituality through meditation and sadhana. With every birth he gets one step closer to the secrets of the universe and when he attains the highest level of spirituality finally such a person will not take anymore births. He goes to the feet of God and that is what is called as moksha.

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