Friday, November 22, 2013
Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 4 Text 30
sarve 'py ete yajna-vido
yanti brahma sanatanam
sarve--all; api--although apparently different; ete--these; yajna-vidah--conversant with the purpose of performing sacrifices; yajna-ksapita--being cleansed as the result of such performances; kalmasah--of sinful reactions; yajna-sista--of the result of such performances of yajna; amrta-bhujah--those who have tasted such nectar; yanti--do approach; brahma--the supreme; sanatanam--eternal atmosphere.
All these performers who know the meaning of sacrifice become cleansed of sinful reactions, and, having tasted the nectar of the results of sacrifices, they advance toward the supreme eternal atmosphere.
In his purport, Srila Prabhupada reminds us; Sense gratification is the root cause of material existence; therefore, unless and until one is situated on a platform apart from sense gratification, there is no chance of being elevated to the eternal platform of full knowledge, full bliss and full life.