अन्तकाले च मामेव स्मरन्मुक्त्वा कलेवरम्।
यः प्रयाति स मद्भावं याति नास्त्यत्र संशयः।।8.5।।
।।8.5।। और जो कोई पुरुष अन्तकाल में मुझे ही स्मरण करता हुआ शरीर को त्याग कर जाता है वह मेरे स्वरूप को प्राप्त होता है इसमें कुछ भी संशय नहीं।।
The process of meditating on Lord Krishna at the time of death is also well known to the three stages of aspirants mentioned previously being arthis, jijnasur and jnanis. One who when their life cycle has the Supreme Lord in their constant remembrance at the moment of departing their body attains the Supreme Lord. The word mad bhavam means like unto the Supreme Lords nature. Whatever nature of the Supreme Lord is vividly envisioned in ones mind at the moment of death that nature one becomes without fail. Examples are like the history of Jada Bharata and others who were reborn in animal forms. He was attached to a deer he had raised after seeing its mother killed by a tiger and at the exact moment of death looking at this deer he was concerned about its future welfare and hence in his next life he was born as a deer due to this last impression of consciousness. This is because the prominence position of such thoughts and images in ones consciousness automatically direct and transport one to that which one envisions. That reality that whatever ideas and images that are present in ones mind in the very last thought before death is what one absolutely becomes in their next life is further elucidated in the next verse.