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anta-kale ca mam (8.5)

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anta-kale ca mam (8.5)

8.5

anta-kāle ca mām eva smaran muktvā kalevaram

yaḥ prayāti sa mad-bhāvaṁ yāti nāstyatra samśayaḥ

 

anta-kāle -all (anta) over the course of time (kale)

ca -also

mām – attains me

eva -surely

smaran – smaran (through mediating with repeated mantra)

muktvā – for liberation

kalevaram -thinking of fondly with adoration

yaḥ – is one who

prayāti – by attempting

sa -along with

mad-bhāvaṁ -for the sake of (mad) evoking emotion (bhavam)

yāti – achieves

nāstyatra -by destroying (nast) the journey (yatra)

samśayaḥ -that is troubled or perplexed

 

Full meaning:

All over the course of time also attains me, surely with smaran for liberation, thinking of fondly with adoration, is one who by attempting along with for the sake of evoking emotion achieves by destroying the journey that is troubled or perplexed.  

This is speaking of meditation and there is truth to this. However one should want to know God and be interested in being a devotee of God. With thousands, millions of billions of people, how many people are interested in God realization or spiritual life? It is this attempt of adoration and emotion for God one could destroy a journey that is troubled or perplexed. 

 

What it says in Gita?

You do not start giving the meaning to the verse starting with “yah” that comes later in the next line in the verse. When you read sanskrit you still read it from left to right and that is how it is understood. Words do not have to be jumbled when given the correct meaning. Kalevaram is not body, the word for body in Sanskrit sarira. Muktva is not abandoning. It is not sah, it is sa, to mean along with, it was sah that is how it would be in the verse. The mad bhavam, mad for the sake of meaning bhava is emotion, bhavam is evoking that emotion. Yati is achieves, and there is yat, yati and yata. Samsaya means troubled, and only when in sadness and doubt or perplexed we are troubled. 

It says in the text here, whoever thinks of me alone at  death attains to my state on abandoning the body. That easily, without ever even believing or practicing a faith in God and would you even think of God then at the time of death? Is liberation this easy? There is no doubt about it? With people living this many lives in different scope there is doubt about it if you do not particularly believe in God or evoking that emotion.