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Chapter 18: Conclusion-The Perfection of Renunciation

Bg 18.21
TEXT 21
prthaktvena tu yaj jnanam
nana-bhavan prthag-vidhan
vetti sarvesu bhutesu
taj jnanam viddhi rajasam
SYNONYMS
prthaktvena—because of division; tu—but; yat jnanam—which knowledge; nana-bhavan—multifarious situations; prthak-vidhan—differently; vetti—one who knows; sarvesu—in all; bhutesu—living entities; tat jnanam—that knowledge; viddhi—must be known; rajasam—in terms of passion.
TRANSLATION
That knowledge by which a different type of living entity is seen to be dwelling in different bodies is knowledge in the mode of passion.
PURPORT
The concept that the material body is the living entity and that with the destruction of the body the consciousness is also destroyed is called knowledge in the mode of passion. According to that knowledge, bodies differ from one another because of the development of different types of consciousness, otherwise there is no separate soul which manifests consciousness. The body is itself the soul, and there is no separate soul beyond this body. According to such knowledge, consciousness is temporary. Or else there are no individual souls, but there is an all-pervading soul, which is full of knowledge, and this body is a manifestation of temporary ignorance. Or beyond this body there is no special individual or Supreme Soul. All such conceptions are considered products of the mode of passion.

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