Bhagavadgita -Radhakrishnan 188

The Bhagavadgita -S. Radhakrishnan

The Lord is more than His Creation

28. subhagubhaphalair evam
moksyase karmabandhanaih
vimukto mam upaisyasi
(28) Thus shalt thou be freed from the good and evil results which are the bonds of action With thy mind firmly set on the way of renunciation, thou shalt become free and attain to Me.
By such giving and consecration, the whole life of the soul is given to the service of the Supreme and the ego is freed from its barriers and its acts no more bind the soul

29. samo 'ham sarvabhutesu
na me dvesyo 'sti na priyah ye
bhajanti tu mam bhaktya
mayi te tesu ca 'py aham
(29) I am the same in (alike to) all beings. None is hateful nor dear to Me But those who worship Me with devotion they are in Me and I also in them.
God has no friends or foes. He is impartial He does not damn any nor elect any by His capricious will. The only way to win His love is by faith and devotion and each must tread the path by himself.

30. api cet suduracaro
bhajate mam ananyabhak
sadhur eva sa mantavyah
samyag vyavasito hi sah
(30) Even if a man of the most vile conduct worships me with undistracted devotion, he must be reckoned as righteous for he has rightly resolved.
"By abandoning evil ways in his external life and by the power of his internal right resolution." S. Cp. also "If he repents after
he commits the sin, he is freed from sin; if he resolves that he will never commit the sin again, he will be purified. "[1] The evil of the past deeds cannot be washed away except by his turning to God with undivided heart. Cp. Baudhuyana Dharma Sutra: "Let one feel daily repentant in mind, reflecting over misdeeds committed and practising austerity and vigilance. By this will he be freed from sin.[2] Karma never binds completely. The sinner in the lowest depths of degradation has the light in him which he cannot put out, though he may try to stifle it and turn away from it utterly.


References and Context

  1. krtva papam hi samtapya tasmat papat pramucyate naivam kuryam pulsar iti nivrttya puyate tu sah.
  2. soceta manasa nityam duskrtany anucintayan tapasvi capramadi ca tatah papat pramucyate.