Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 14: Guṇa Traya Vibhāga Yogam, Verse 26:

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Those Who Devote Themselves Completely To Divine Rise Above The Three Modes Of Material Nature And Reach Brahman

मां च योऽव्यभिचारेण भक्तियोगेन सेवते |
स गुणान्समतीत्यैतान्ब्रह्मभूयाय कल्पते || 14.26||

māṁ cha yo ’vyabhichāreṇa bhakti-yogena sevate
sa guṇān samatītyaitān brahma-bhūyāya kalpate|| 14.26||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 14- Ver. 26:

And he, who worships me with unshakable devotional yoga, having transcended these gunas, is fit to reach brahman.


The only way to transcend these patterns of material nature is to use this strategy. The above verse implies that simply understanding the self and its separation from the body is insufficient. The mind must be fixated on the Supreme Lord, Shree Krishna, with the help of bhakti yoga. Only then will the mind become nirguna, as Shree Krishna is.

The intellect will become transcendental to the phases of material nature only when it is linked to the formless Brahman. This verse, on the other hand, refutes such a viewpoint. Although God’s personal form has an unlimited number of gunas (qualities), they are all divine and transcend natural modes. As a result, God’s personal form is likewise nirguna.

Whenever the Scripture refers to God as nirguna it refers to his lack of material traits. His divine personality, however, is not devoid of qualities; he possesses an endless number of divine properties.

Verse & what we can learn

Arjuna was curious as to whether there was a simple technique to free oneself from the gunas’ influence. Yes, Shri Krishna says, it is possible. We remove ourselves from the gunas by connecting ourselves to something higher, which is Ishvara, through the yoga of unwavering devotion.

This devotional yoga does not come without work, and Shri Krishna adds an adjective that we must keep in mind at all times. Ishvara should be the sole objective. If all of our objectives fall within the purview of our allotted duty in this world, they are strongly intertwined to our devotion to Ishvara.

To acquire knowledge and to implement that knowledge in life one needs to be mentally and physically active and healthy and for that daily meditation is a great tool.

There are various types of meditation like Buddhist meditation, heartfulness meditation, mindfulness meditation, meditation for stress, and each meditation benefits are countless. There is also numerous meditation techniques for beginners which help in practicing daily meditation so go ahead and start your journey towards a peaceful and balanced life.

We become fit to acquire brahman after making Ishvara our sole purpose and maintaining such awareness throughout our lives. What causes this to happen? This chapter’s next and final shloka addresses this.

Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…

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