Srimad Bhagavad Gita -Ramanujacharya
Chapter-14 Guṇa-traya-vibhāg Yogaḥ
The Threefold Division of the Modes of Material Nature
Summary of the Teaching
In the thirteenth chapter it was taught that after learning the truth concerning the nature of Prakrti and Purusha and their mutual conjunction, one should cultivate the virtues of humility etc., together with devotion to the Lord as the means for liberation from bondage. And it was also stated in the verse — “Its attachment to these Gunas is the cause of birth in higher and lower wombs” (13.21) — the cause of bondage is attachment to pleasure etc., which arise from affiliation with the Gunas. Now, this chapter deals with the manner in which the Gunas become the cause of bondage and how their hold can be eliminated.
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