Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 720

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

Conclusion—The Perfection of Renunciation
Chapter 18: Verse- 40

na tad asti prthivyäm vä divi devesu vä punah
sattavm prakrti-jair muktam yad ebhih syät tribhir gunaih[1]


There is no being existing, either here or among the demigods in the higher planetary systems, which is freed from these three modes born of material nature.


The Lord here summarizes the total influence of the three modes of material nature all over the universe.



  1. na=not; tat=that; asti=there is; prthivyäm=on the earth; vä=or; divi=in
    the higher planetary system; devesu=amongst the demigods; vä=or; punah=again; sattvam=existence; prakrti-jaih=born of material nature;
    muktam=liberated; yat=that; ebhih=from the influence of these; syät=is; tribhih=three; gunaih=modes of material nature.

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