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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8 Verse 8

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 8 श्लोक 8

अभ्यासयोगयुक्तेन चेतसा नान्यगामिना।
परमं पुरुषं दिव्यं याति पार्थानुचिन्तयन्।।8.8।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी रामसुख दास जी ( भगवद् गीता 8.8)

।।8.8।।हे पृथानन्दन अभ्यासयोगसे युक्त और अन्यका चिन्तन न करनेवाले चित्तसे परम दिव्य पुरुषका चिन्तन करता हुआ (शरीर छोड़नेवाला मनुष्य) उसीको प्राप्त हो जाता है।

Rudra Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

The method of practice that is the direct means to ensure constant remembrance is being revealed with the words cetasa nanya gamina meaning with an undeviating mind. This method means ones thoughts finely focused on one thing. That in itself is the meditated state of yoga or the science of the individual consciousness attaining communion with the ultimate consciousness. To the mind that has become habituated to this yoga and is fixed and concentrated on the divine and resplendent, ultimate being and reality the Supreme Lord Krishna, never deviating their consciousness to anything else attains Him excluisvely.

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

In this verse Lord Krishna reveals the methodology of remaining fixed in the divine, transcendental nature. The words abhyasa yoga yuktena meaning engagement in yoga, is what leads to purity of mind and equanimity. Therefore it is practically the practice of eqanimity. The Purusa or supreme being is divine and dwells within the puri or city of the human body with nine gates being two eyes, two ears two nostrils, one mouth etc., in entirety. The Purusa is never enveloped by anything internally not is He ever enveloped by anything externally. The word divyam means divine and denotes reveling in all species of creation along with their activities. The word divyam indicates this having for its root the word div which means to revel.

Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

By the daily practice of regulated meditation the mind becomes fixed and does not wander or meander away from the point of focused attention. With the mind so habituated and properly trained in meditation, the Supreme Lord Krishna is to be fixed in ones mind as the final thought at the time of death up to and including the last moment. So thinking of the Supreme Lord at such a crucial moment as death is the pivotal point in human existence for one can thus attain Him in the spiritual worlds. This will be explained in more detail in the next two verses. It should be clearly understood that by thought alone one achieves whatever one desires, whether it is the Supreme Lord or dominion over the worlds or great fortune, etc. Whereas Jada Bharata left the human species and became an animal due to reflecting upon the welfare of a deer; a person by the power of their meditation will be born with qualities comparable to the Supreme Lord by meditating upon Him at the moment of death. The word abhyasa is the habituating and training of the mind to meditate upon the focused object of attention in a regulated manner. Whereas yoga or the science of the individual consciousness attaining communion with the ultimate consciousness is a mode of meditation with fixed procedures and fixed times everyday abhyasa is a mode of meditation beyond the times ones set aside for regular daily and special occasions; abhyasa mode of meditation is more of a continuous phenomena in all activities of life.

Kumara Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

By the daily practice of regulated meditation the mind becomes fixed and does not wander or meander away from the point of focused attention. With the mind so habituated and properly trained in meditation, the Supreme Lord Krishna is to be fixed in ones mind as the final thought at the time of death up to and including the last moment. So thinking of the Supreme Lord at such a crucial moment as death is the pivotal point in human existence for one can thus attain Him in the spiritual worlds. This will be explained in more detail in the next two verses. It should be clearly understood that by thought alone one achieves whatever one desires, whether it is the Supreme Lord or dominion over the worlds or great fortune, etc. Whereas Jada Bharata left the human species and became an animal due to reflecting upon the welfare of a deer; a person by the power of their meditation will be born with qualities comparable to the Supreme Lord by meditating upon Him at the moment of death. The word abhyasa is the habituating and training of the mind to meditate upon the focused object of attention in a regulated manner. Whereas yoga or the science of the individual consciousness attaining communion with the ultimate consciousness is a mode of meditation with fixed procedures and fixed times everyday abhyasa is a mode of meditation beyond the times ones set aside for regular daily and special occasions; abhyasa mode of meditation is more of a continuous phenomena in all activities of life.