Monday, November 4, 2013
Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 13 Text 31
tata eva ca vistaram
brahma sampadyate tada
yada--when; bhuta--of living entities; prthak-bhavam--separated identities; eka-stham--situated in one; anupasyati--one tries to see through authority; tatah eva--thereafter; ca--also; vistaram--the expansion; brahma--the Absolute; sampadyate--he attains; tada--at that time.
When a sensible man ceases to see different identities due to different material bodies and he sees how beings are expanded everywhere, he attains to the Brahman conception.
At the end of his purport, Srila Prabhupada explains; The spirit soul, due to contact with material nature, gets different types of bodies. When one can see this, he attains spiritual vision; thus being freed from differentiations like man, animal, big, low, etc., one becomes purified in his consciousness and able to develop Krsna consciousness in his spiritual identity. How he then sees things will be explained in the next verse.