Chapter 6The Science of Self RealizationVerse 45


Sanskrit Vocal





Commentaries of the Four Authorized Vaisnava Sampradayas

as confirmed in the Garga Samhita Canto 10, Chapter 61, Verses 23, 24, 25, 26
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Sridhara Swami's Commentary

If even a novice or beginner yogi or one perfecting the science of the individual consciousness attaining communion with the ultimate consciousness can eventually attain moksa or liberation from material existence. it goes without saying that what can be said for a yogi who practices diligently and wholeheartedly purifying themselves more and more in mind and bodily activities will soon attain perfection and atma tattva or realisatio of the soul through accumulated merits of performing yoga for many lifetimes and attain moksa..

Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Madhvacarya's Commentary

Lord Krishna states the words aneka-janma meaning after many births the aspirant by spiritual experience acquires spiritual knowledge and accumulated merit after many lifetimes and achieves moksa or liberation from the material existence. If one exerts themselves sincerely and intensely one becomes endowed with devotion to the Supreme Lord. In the Narada Purana it states: Knowing, perceiving and meditating for many lives in the mood of devotion a person invariably attains the immaculate Supreme Lord and not by any other manner or means.

Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Ramanuja's Commentary

Such is the greatness and virtue of this yoga or the science of the individual consciousness attaining merit with the ultimate consciousness, that one's merit increases and accumulates as a person incarnates through many births and ultimately purifies one by disengaging them from all attachments and impurities. In this way one becomes more and more competent and qualified for perfecting yoga and by enthusiastic effort despite any chance interruptions one eventually achieves perfection and attains moksa or liberation from material existence. The superiority above all others of the yogi who has chosen the highest of human ambitions atma tattva or realisation of the soul is revealed by Lord Krishna in the next verse.

Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Kesava Kasmiri's Commentary

Does such a yogi or one perfecting the science of the individual consciousness attaining communion with the ultimate consciousness become finally established in yoga in their present birth after transcending prescribed Vedic activities for rewards? Is such a person qualified for moksa or liberation from material existence in this life or the next? Lord Krishna uses the words prayatmad yatmanas meaning endeavouring diligently. Because a person deviated from yoga in the past life due to negligence and distraction they must pick up where they left off with even more effort than before as to not be deviated again. One should sincerely and determinedly make up their mind to attain perfection in this very life purging themselves of all impurities and neutralising all obstructions from self realisation with diligent endeavour so the opportunity for development is not lost in this birth or in future births until at last one attains moksa.

Thus ends commentaries of chapter 6, verse 45 of the Srimad Bhagavad-Gita.

Verse 45

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