|Chapter 6||The Science of Self Realization||Verse 41|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
So what destination does one obtain who practices yoga or the science of the individual consciousness attaining communion with the ultimate consciousness but fails to achieve perfection? Lord Krishna confirms that such a one attains the worlds of the righteous where after residing in happiness and peacefulness for a long duration of time one takes birth again in a righteous, virtuous and prosperous family.
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Lord Krishna is declaring that whatever desire diverted one from continuing on the path of yoga or the science of the individual consciousness attaining communion with the ultimate consciousness. Such desire will find its fulfilment and be exquisitely enhanced manifold in the delightful spheres of those who performed virtuous deeds. There one enjoys to the utmost limit of their capacity extending over a long duration of time. This all happens by virtue of the yoga one began but was unable to finish. When one's time limit for enjoyment has come to an end one incarnates and takes birth in a pious and wealthy family already practising yoga at the stage where one discontinued in their previous life. To be thus born in such a favourable environment is due to the potency and efficacy of the this yoga which was commenced but not completed.
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Now it may be wondered that if a person who abandons the path of yoga or the science of the individual consciousness attaining communion with the ultimate consciousness never meets with an evil destiny, then exactly what is the destination of such a person? Lord Krishna answers this by revealing that after death such a person by the power of yoga resides for a long duration of time on the higher planets of the righteous to reap the results which one has merited. After which the results reaped are exhausted, one takes birth in a pious and wealthy family