Srimad Bhagavadgita Sadhaka Sanjivani -Swami Ramsukhdas
Link:- After describing, the ways of fools and devotees, now in the next two verses, the Lord, describes the ways of enjoyment-seekers, who having a disinclination for God, perform sacrifice etc., to reap their fruit. Therefore, they repeatedly come and go.
Those who perform rituals with some interested motive as laid down in the three Vedas, and drink the juice of soma plant, and thus having purged themselves of sin, worship Me as India, by sacrifices, praying to seek access to heaven, attain Indra's paradise, as the result of their good deeds, and they enjoy, the celestial pleasures of the gods. 20
- The Soma plant which has fifteen leaves, whose shape is like a serpent, whose knots are red from where the leaves sprout forth, with the five parts (root. branch, leaves, flower and fruit) brought on the fun-moon-day binds mercury. The Soma tree also with five organs (root, bark, leaves, flower and fruit) binds mercury and makes its ash and so on. Out of the Soma climber and Soma tree the Soma climber possesses more properties. In the dark fortnight each day one leaf falls from this pan while in the light fortnight each day one leaf sprouts forth. Thus this climber plant grows. If the root-fruit (Kanda) of this plant is taken out on the full-moon-day, it is very useful. The mercury bound in this root-fruit with thom-apple makes the body iron-like strong and it has a hundred thousand times-more effect i.e., its one panicle changes a hundred thousand particles of iron into gold. This Soma climber plant is very rarely found.