Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 18 Text 40
na tad asti prthivyam va
divi devesu va punah
sattvam prakrti-jair muktam
yad ebhih syat tribhir gunaih

na--not; tat--that; asti--there is; prthivyam--on the earth; va--or; divi--in the higher planetary system; devesu--amongst the demigods; va--or; punah--again; sattvam--existence; prakrti aih--born of material nature; muktam--liberated; yat--that; ebhih--from the influence of these; syat--is; tribhih--three; gunaih--modes of material nature.


There is no being existing, either here or among the demigods in the higher planetary systems, which is freed from these three modes born of material nature.


Srila Prabhupada's purport is just one line; The Lord here summarizes the total influence of the three modes of material nature all over the universe. This is the spirit of Bhagavad Gita As It Is; to the point and without interpretation.

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