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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 20

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 18 श्लोक 20

सर्वभूतेषु येनैकं भावमव्ययमीक्षते।
अविभक्तं विभक्तेषु तज्ज्ञानं विद्धि सात्त्विकम्।।18.20।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी रामसुख दास जी ( भगवद् गीता 18.20)

।।18.20।।जिस ज्ञानके द्वारा साधक सम्पूर्ण विभक्त प्राणियोंमें विभागरहित एक अविनाशी भाव(सत्ता) को देखता है? उस ज्ञानको तुम सात्त्विक समझो।

Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

In varna-asrama or the divisions of society the Brahmins comprise the spiritual heiarchy, the ksatriyas the royal and warrior class, the vaisyas the farmer and mercantile class and the sudra the worker class serving the previous three. The other four divisions are brahmacari or celibate student life, grihasta or married householder life, vanaprastha or separation from wife and family and sannyasa or complete renunciation from society and exclusive devotion to the Supreme Lord Krishna or any of His authorised incarnations as revealed in Vedic scriptures. There are all variances in appearance within these eight divisions such as tall, strong, attractive, delicate, etc. Yet one who sees the one undivided, spiritual reality of the atma or immortal souls existing equally within all jivas or embodied beings and perceives that they are all inconceivably indivisible although manifesting individually sharing collectively in eternality is firmly situated in sattva guna the mode of goodness. One who sees the atma as indestructible and unchangeable within the destructible and changeable physical body and who although performing variegated prescribed activities in any capacity has comprehended that they are not the actual doer and also have no interest in the rewards of actions is situated in sattva guna.