मामुपेत्य तु कौन्तेय पुनर्जन्म न विद्यते।।8.16।।
।।8.16।। हे अर्जुन ब्रह्म लोक तक के सब लोग पुनरावर्ती स्वभाव वाले हैं। परन्तु हे कौन्तेय मुझे प्राप्त होने पर पुनर्जन्म नहीं होता।।
Starting with Brahma the designer and architect of creation who resides on the crest of Mt. Meru in Brahmaloka which is the highest material planet all living entities are subjected to samsara or the perpetual cycle of birth and death. Therefore it is stated in the Narayana Kalpa that: In all cases concerning the material worlds from the highest Brahmaloka down through the heavenly planets to the worlds of humans there is no possibility of attaining the Supreme Lord without moksa or liberation. Now begins the summation. Liberation from samsara and attaining the Supreme Lord Krishna is only possible through bhakti or exclusive loving devotion to Him exclusively. Those whose goal is to enjoy in the heavenly planets which is free from disease, decrepitude and old age will reach those worlds and enjoy; but they will take birth in a womb again for attainment of the Supreme Lord was not their goal; but the devotees of Lord Krishna whose only goal is Him attain moksa.