Gyaneshwari 220

Gyaneshwari -Sant Gyaneshwar


The Imperishable Brahman

Or when a snake casts off his skin or a person disrobes himself because of heat, do his limbs get broken? When the name and form are destroyed, Brahman remains as it is; if the intellect becomes one with it, how will it become confused? So whoever gives up the ghost, knowing Me such, becomes one with Me after death.

6. Whatever being a person thinks of at the end of life and abandons his body, he attains to that very being, O Arjuna, being steeped constantly in its thought.The general rule is that when the time of death arrives, whatever he remembers at that time, he becomes that. This is like a person, running through fright with great speed, suddenly falls in a well (66-70).

He is not able to control himself and avoid the fall and so he has no other go but to fall in that well. Likewise whatever thing a person meditates upon at the time of death, he cannot avoid becoming that in any way, whatever thing he thinks of when he is awake, that thing appears before him in a dream when he falls asleep. So whatever longing he has while alive, it becomes augmented when he is on the brink of death. And so, whatever he remembers at the time of death, he attains to that state. Therefore, you should always remember Me (71-75).