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Chapter 5: Karma-yoga-Action in Kåñëa Consciousness

Bg 5.17
tad-buddhayas tad-atmanas
tan-nisthas tat-parayanah
gacchanty apunar-avrttim
tad-buddhayaù—one whose intelligence is always in the Supreme; tad-ätmänaù—one whose mind is always in the Supreme; tat-niñöhäù—whose mind is only meant for the Supreme; tat-paräyaëäù—who has completely taken shelter of Him; gacchanti—goes; apunaù-ävåttim—liberation; jïäna—knowledge; nirdhüta—cleanses; kalmañäù—misgivings.
When one's intelligence, mind, faith and refuge are all fixed in the Supreme, then one becomes fully cleansed of misgivings through complete knowledge and thus proceeds straight on the path of liberation.
The Supreme Transcendental Truth is Lord Kåñëa. The whole Bhagavad-gétä centers around the declaration of Kåñëa as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. That is the version of all Vedic literature. Paratattva means the Supreme Reality, who is understood by the knowers of the Supreme as Brahman, Paramätmä and Bhagavän. Bhagavän, or the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is the last word in the Absolute. There is nothing more than that. The Lord says, mattaù parataraà nänyat kiïcit asti dhanaïjaya. Impersonal Brahman is also supported by Kåñëa: brahmaëo pratiñöhäham. Therefore in all ways Kåñëa is the Supreme Reality. One whose mind, intelligence, faith and refuge are always in Kåñëa, or, in other words, one who is fully in Kåñëa consciousness, is undoubtedly washed clean of all misgivings and is in perfect knowledge in everything concerning transcendence. A Kåñëa conscious person can thoroughly understand that there is duality (simultaneous identity and individuality) in Kåñëa, and, equipped with such transcendental knowledge, one can make steady progress on the path of liberation.


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