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KRSNA'S MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL ENERGIES

KRSNA'S MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL ENERGIES

13.34: One who knowingly sees this difference between the body and the owner of the body, and can understand the process of liberation from this bondage, also attains to the Supreme Goal.
PURPORT
THE PURPORT OF THIS Thirteenth Chapter is that one should know the distinction between the body, the owner of the body, and the Supersoul; and one should recognize the process of liberation, as described in verses seven through eleven. Then one can go on to the Supreme Destination.
A faithful person may at first have some good association for hearing of God. And, by such good association, one gradually becomes enlightened, and he accepts the spiritual master, to be guided for the advancement of spiritual science. By such association and instruction, under the guidance of the spiritual master, he can distinguish between matter and spirit, and that becomes the stepping-stone for further spiritual realization. The spiritual master teaches the students to be free from the material concept of life, by various instructions, just as in The Bhagavad Gita we find Krishna instructing Arjuna. One can understand that this body is matter; it can be analyzed, with its twenty-four elements. That is the gross manifestation; and the subtle manifestation is the mind and psychological effects. And the symptoms of life are the interaction of these bodily features. But over and above this, there is the soul, and there is also the Supersoul. The soul and the Supersoul are two. This material world is working by the conjunction of the soul and the twenty-four material elements. One who can see the constitution of the whole material manifestation in this combination of the soul and material elements, and also sees the situation of the Supreme Soul, becomes eligible for transferal to the spiritual world. These things are meant for contemplation and for realization; and one should have a serious understanding of this chapter, with the help of the spiritual master.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta Purports to the Thirteenth Chapter of The Srimad Bhagavad Gita, in the matter of Nature, the Enjoyer, and Consciousness.

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