|Chapter 18||Final Revelations of the Ultimate Truth||Verse 45|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
How the acquisition of knowledge is achieved is being stated by Lord Krishna. Fully engaged in duty by devotion to performing the prescribed Vedic activities according to what is ordained by one's particular class in society according to qualification one obtains fitness for advancing in knowledge. The following verse will delineate by what method a sincere aspirant engaged daily in executing their prescribed duties gains knowledge of the ultimate truth.
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Every human achieves samsiddham or self-realisation by perfectly executing their own natural prescribed duty according to qualification as ordained by Vedic scriptures. How this is accomplished is explained next by Lord Krishna.
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
One who performs the natural prescribed duties as ordained by the Vedic scriptures according to qualification accomplihes the four goals of human existence which are: kama or enjoyment, artha or wealth, dharma or ighteousness and moksa or liberation from material existence. By devotion and wholehearted commitment to performing one's natural duty the highest perfection is achieved in the form of self-realisation. It may be submitted that so many perform their duties perfectly and yet still do not achieve the highest perfection, this is seen to be true. But the reason for not achieving self-realisation is that they have not yet developed devotion to the Supreme Lord Krishna wholeheartedly. That is why success eluded them. So this is how the natural duties of a human should be conducted.