Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 101

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Contents of the Gita Summarized
Chapter 2: Verse-51

karma-jam buddhi-yuktä hi
phalam tyaktvä manisieah
padam gacchanty anämayam[1]


By thus engaging in devotional service to the Lord, great sages or devotees free themselves from the results of work in the material world. In this way they become free from the cycle of birth and death and attain the state beyond all miseries [by going back to Godhead].


The liberated living entities belong to that place where there are no material miseries. The Bhägavatam[2] says:

samäsritä ye pada-pallava-plavam
mahat-padam punya-yaço muräreh
bhavämbudhir vatsa-padam param padam
padam padam yad vipadäm na tesam

“For one who has accepted the boat of the lotus feet of the Lord, who is the shelter of the cosmic manifestation and is famous as Mukunda, or the giver of mukti, the ocean of the material world is like the water contained in a calf’s footprint. param padam, or the place where there are no material miseries, or Vaikuntha, is his goal, not the place where there is danger in every step of life.”



  1. karma-jam=due to fruitive activities; buddhi-yuktäh=being engaged in devotional service; hi=certainly; phalam=results; tyaktvä=giving up; manisieah=great sages or devotees; janma-bandha=from the bondage of birth and death; vinirmuktäh=liberated; padam=position; gacchanti=they reach; anämayam=without miseries.
  2. 10.14.58

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