Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 593

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

The Three Modes Of Material Nature
Chapter 14: Verse-14

yadä sattve pravrddhe tu pralayam yäti deha-bhrt
tadottama-vidäm lokän amalän pratipadyate[1]


When one dies in the mode of goodness, he attains to the pure higher planets of the great sages.


One in goodness attains higher planetary systems, like Brahmaloka or Janoloka, and there enjoys godly happiness. The word amalän is significant; it means “free from the modes of passion and ignorance.” There are impurities in the material world, but the mode of goodness is the purest form of existence in the material world. There are different kinds of planets for different kinds of living entities. Those who die in the mode of goodness are elevated to the planets where great sages and great devotees live.



  1. yadä=when; sattve=the mode of goodness; pravrddhe=developed; tu=but;
    pralayam=dissolution; yäti=goes; deha-bhrt=the embodied; tadä=at that time; uttama-vidäm=of the great sages; lokän=the planets; amalän=pure;

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