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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 5 Verse 25

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 5 श्लोक 25

लभन्ते ब्रह्मनिर्वाणमृषयः क्षीणकल्मषाः।
छिन्नद्वैधा यतात्मानः सर्वभूतहिते रताः।।5.25।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

5.25 The seers whose sins have been attenuated, who are freed from doubt, whose organs are under control, who are engaged in doing good to all beings, attain absorption in Brahman.

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

5.25 The sages (Rishis) obtain absolute freedom or Moksha they whose sins have been destroyed, whose dualities (perception of dualities or experience of the pairs of opposites) are torn asunder, who are self-controlled, and intent on the welfare of all beings.

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

5.25. At all times there is the tranil Brahman for the ascetics who have severed their connection with desire and anger, who have controlled their mind and have realised their Self.

English Commentary - Swami Sivananda

5.25 लभन्ते obtain? ब्रह्मनिर्वाणम् absolute freedom? ऋषयः the Rishis? क्षीणकल्मषाः those whose sins are destroyed? छिन्नद्वैधाः whose dualities are torn asunder? यतात्मानः those who are selfcontrolled? सर्वभूतहिते in the welfare of all beings? रताः rejoicing.Commentary Sins are destroyed by the performance of Agnihotra (a daily obligatoyr ritual) and other Yajnas (vide notes on verse III. 13) without expectation of their fruits and by other selfless services. The duties vanish by constant meditation on the nondual Brahman. He never hurts others in thought? word and deed? and he is devoted to the welfare of all beings as he feels that all beings are but his own Self. (Cf.XII.4)

English Translation of Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Shankaracharya's

5.25 Rsayah, the seers, those who have full realization, the monks; ksina-kalmasah, whose sins, defects like sin etc., have been attenuated; chinna-dvaidhah, who are freed from doubt; yata-atmanah, whose organs are under control; ratah, who are engaged; sarvabhutahite, in doing good to all beings-favourably disposed towards all, i.e. harmless; labhante, attain; brahma-nirvanam, absorption in Brahman, Liberation. Further,

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

5.25 Labhante etc. This [goal] is however possible to attain for those in whom the double knots in the form of dualism and doubt have been cut off.

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

5.25 The sages are seers who are devoted to the vision of the self. For them the pairs of opposites are annulled; i.e., they are freed from pairs of opposites like cold and heat, etc. They have their minds well subdued, i.e., their minds are directed to the self. They are devoted to the welfare of all beings, i.e., they are interested in the welfare of all beings like their own selves. Those persons who are like this have all their impurities, which are incompatible with the attainment of the self, annulled, and they attain to the bliss of the Brahman. For those possessing the characteristics mentioned above, Sri Krsna now teaches that the Brahman is easy to attain.

Commentary - Chakravarthi Ji

This verse shows how many persons attain perfection through this practice.

Rudra Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Sages or saintly and holy men of purified minds who have true vision are known to be devoted to the welfare of all living entities. This has been seen to be a characteristic of compassion in them and becoming immersed in the Brahman or spiritual substratum pervading all existence they attain moksa or liberation from the material existence.

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Once a person sins have been eradicated then these are the things which transpire. As such demerits diminish the feeling of alienation from the atma or soul also diminishes. Lord Krishna uses the words chinna-dvaitha meaning uprooting concepts of dualism such as pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow, success and failure etc. which give rise to doubts and delusions. How are they to be uprooted? By the sword of knowledge in the form of renouncing all desires for sense gratification and perceiving the atmas distinctive nature along with the Brahman or spiritual substratum pervading all existence. The eternal atma which evaporates all alienation is omniscient, knowing past, present and future. Therefore by atma tattva or realisation of the soul one is able to enact their individual consciousness attain communion with the ultimate consciousness and with all doubts removed realise that the destruction of the alienation from the individual atma and the distinctive nature of paramatma or the Supreme Soul reveal two completely different realities.

Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

The compound word chinna-dvaidha means those who are no longer influenced by dualities such as pleasure and pain, praise and ridicule, acceptance and rejection. The word yatatmanah means those who have conditioned their minds to focus on the atma or soul. The words sarva-bhuta-hite-ratih means those who always wish for all living beings the same happiness and righteousness as they would wish for themselves. The word rsayah refers to the saintly sages who are focused and intent on obtaining atma tattva or realisation of the soul. Those of this category abandon all impurities that are opposed to atma realisation and by doing so they shortly attain the bliss of the atma. That the eternal atma is very accessible and can be easily reached Lord Krishna will explain next.

Kumara Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

The compound word chinna-dvaidha means those who are no longer influenced by dualities such as pleasure and pain, praise and ridicule, acceptance and rejection. The word yatatmanah means those who have conditioned their minds to focus on the atma or soul. The words sarva-bhuta-hite-ratih means those who always wish for all living beings the same happiness and righteousness as they would wish for themselves. The word rsayah refers to the saintly sages who are focused and intent on obtaining atma tattva or realisation of the soul. Those of this category abandon all impurities that are opposed to atma realisation and by doing so they shortly attain the bliss of the atma. That the eternal atma is very accessible and can be easily reached Lord Krishna will explain next.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 5.25

Labhante brahma nirvaanam rishayah ksheenakalmashaah; Cchinnadwaidhaa yataatmaanah sarvabhootahite rataah.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 5.25

labhante—achieve; brahma-nirvāṇam—liberation from material existence; ṛiṣhayaḥ—holy persons; kṣhīṇa-kalmaṣhāḥ—whose sins have been purged; chhinna—annihilated; dvaidhāḥ—doubts; yata-ātmānaḥ—whose minds are disciplined; sarva-bhūta—for all living entities; hite—in welfare work; ratāḥ—rejoice