Chapter 14: The Three Modes Of Material Nature

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gita As It Is 14.14

yada sattve pravriddhe tu

pralayam yati deha-bhrit

tadottama-vidam lokan

amalan pratipadyate

SYNONYMS

yada -- when; sattve -- the mode of goodness; pravriddhe -- developed; tu -- but; pralayam -- dissolution; yati -- goes; deha-bhrit -- the embodied; tada -- at that time; uttama-vidam -- of the great sages; lokan -- the planets; amalan -- pure; pratipadyate -- attains.

TRANSLATION

When one dies in the mode of goodness, he attains to the pure higher planets of the great sages.

PURPORT

One in goodness attains higher planetary systems, like Brahmaloka or Janoloka, and there enjoys godly happiness. The word amalan is significant; it means "free from the modes of passion and ignorance." There are impurities in the material world, but the mode of goodness is the purest form of existence in the material world. There are different kinds of planets for different kinds of living entities. Those who die in the mode of goodness are elevated to the planets where great sages and great devotees live.

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