|Chapter 18||Final Revelations of the Ultimate Truth||Verse 68|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
One who imparts the sublime, confidential wisdom of the divine discourse of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita to the devotees of the Supreme Lord Krishna has in His own words, rendered the topmost devotion to Him and without fail will attain communion with Him eternally in the spiritual realms.
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
One who reveals this glorious exposition of the most profound and confidential knowledge in all existence known as Srimad Bhagavad-Gita to the devotees of Lord Krishna will have their own devotion to the Supreme Lord multiplied and will attain His eternal communion. This is absolutely certain.
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
One who establishes a forum for Srimad Bhagavad-Gita giving the text as well as elaborate explanations of the meaning doing this for the enlightenment of the devotees and not to receive honor or prestige; but only to please the Supreme Lord. Such a devotee who does this service disseminating this knowledge to the devotees is serving the interests of Lord Krishna fully and will surely attain His communion. The mentioning of the word bhaktesu means Lord Krishna's devotees denoting that only by exclusive devotional service is one chosen to reside in the Supreme Lords eternal dhama or abode. The Katha Upanisad II.XXII beginning nayam atma pravachanena meaning: That devotee whom the Supreme Lord chooses by His own sweet will is the one who will attain Him. So it is established that loving devotion is what is essential to recive the Supreme Lords grace even with the absence of austerities and such a devotee is qualified to approach the Supreme Lord based on bhakti alone. So devotion is established as the only essential ingredient to attract the attention of the Supreme Lord. The understanding is that although determination and ritualistic Vedic knowledge are noteworthy and exemplary they only bestow residence in the transitory heavenly planets and never the eternal spirirtual realms because they do not have the potency to attract the Supreme Lord whose devotees are not subjected to results of a temporary nature but to results of an eternal nature. That is the difference in devotion and empirical knowledge.