यं यं वापि स्मरन्भावं त्यजत्यन्ते कलेवरम्।
तं तमेवैति कौन्तेय सदा तद्भावभावितः।।8.6।।
।।8.6।।हे कुन्तीपुत्र अर्जुन मनुष्य अन्तकालमें जिसजिस भी भावका स्मरण करते हुए शरीर छोड़ता है वह उस (अन्तकालके) भावसे सदा भावित होता हुआ उसउसको ही प्राप्त होता है अर्थात् उसउस योनिमें ही चला जाता है।
Whatever image prominently floats in ones thoughts at the moment of death and one leaves ones physical body with that final thought one will become in their very next life. This is what Lord Krishna is stating in this verse. Their final thought will become form. Ones final thought will naturally be what was constantly reflected upon and mediated on during their span of life based upon ones association and daily habits.