Link: - Having discussed the three modes of nature, from the fifth to the eighteenth verses, now the Lord in the next two verses, discusses the means of rising above, the three gums (modes) as well as, its reward.
nanyarh gunebhyah kartararir yada drastanupasyati
gunebhyasca param vetti madbhavarh so'dhigaccbati
When the seer beholds no doer other than the modes, and knows the self beyond the modes, he attains to My Being. 19
Nanyarir gunebhyah kartararir yada draslanupasyati gunebhyasca param vetti madbhavarh so'dhigacchati:- There is no agent, other than the gulps (modes) i.e., the modes alone, are responsible for all actions and modifications. The self, the illuminator of the modes, is an observer, who is in no way contaminated, by the modes and who has no connection with, the modes and actions, because they ever undergo modifications, while there is no modification, at all in the self. The thoughtful striver, who attains knowledge of the self, attains to the Lord's Being i.e., becomes identical with Him. It means, that the striver (self) who assumed his affinity with the gunas (modes) by error, that assumption is wiped out and he realizes his natural identity with the Lord.