Chapter 9Confidential Knowledge of the Ultimate TruthVerse 33


Sanskrit Vocal





Commentaries of the Four Authorized Vaisnava Sampradayas

as confirmed in the Garga Samhita Canto 10, Chapter 61, Verses 23, 24, 25, 26
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Sridhara Swami's Commentary

When it known that even the lowest born who surrender wholly to Lord Krishna are completely redeemed and attain the Supreme Lord by bhakti or loving devotion then it is crystal clear that those devotees of Lord Krishna of noble birth and righteous conduct without question attain the supreme destination of eternal association with Him in the spiritual worlds. Brahmins and Vaisnavas who constantly perform bhakti to Lord Krishna or any of His authorised incarnations and expansions, ksatriyas or the royal ruling and warrior class who are also sages as well as kings also can attain the Supreme destination. Therefore having been blessed to receive a human body use this opportunity fully to acccept a bonafide spiritual preceptor in authorised disciplic succession and propitiate Lord Krishna with loving devotion without delay. Having taking birth in this temporary, impermanent, transient and ephemeral material existence one should utilise their time wisely, efficiently evolving themselves with spiritual knowledge under the guidance of a bonafide spiritual preceptor engaging in Krishna bhakti.

Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Madhvacarya's Commentary

Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Ramanuja's Commentary

By putting full trust and faith in the Supreme Lord Krishna under the guidance of a bonfide spiritual preceptor in authorised disciplic succession from one of the four channels of spiritual empowerment even the lowest born mleechas or meateater who are lower then untouchables, who are lower then sudras the servant class who are lower than vaisyas the business class, who are lower then women all can qualify themselves to attain the supreme destination of the eternal spiritual worlds and eternal association with the Supreme Lord. If such is so then Brahmins and Vaisnavas as well as royal sages and kings who are devoted to serving Lord Krishna with love attaining this blessed state need not ever by questioned. The word asukham meaning miserable is used to remind one that human life is stricken with the irrevocable three fold afflictions of old age, disease and death applicable to everyone. Also everyone is forced to suffer from afflictions self caused, afflictions from interacting in the world and from afflictions manifesting from beyond this world. Thus since all humans are existing in this world and are sentient beings endowed by Lord Krishna with an atma or eternal soul to attain this blessed supreme destination, then without question all human beings should fully worship and propitiate Lord Krishna.

Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:


Kesava Kasmiri's Commentary

After having explained the position of the lowly and unfortuante Lord Krishna follows the line of thought of how much more assured is the supreme destination attainable by the higher members of society like the Brahmins and Vaisnavas who are noble and righteous. If those of low birth and demerits can attain the supreme destination then how much more can those of high birth and much merit including the royal sages who are the best of the ksatriyas or warrior class as well as the seekers of truth. This goes without question. Therefore it has been clearly and irrrefutably established that bhakti or loving devotion to Lord Krishna is only means to rehabilitate a fallen human being and the only absolute way to accomplish the attainment of the supreme destination of the eternal spiritual worlds in association with the Supreme Lord. Until having attained this the spiritually intelligent should renounce all temporary and transient illusions of happiness in this asukham or miserable world we live in. Why is this world miserable? It is because we are bound to the three fold miseries of old age, disease and death. The only escape from this misery is taking complete refuge of Lord Krishna under the guidance of the bonafide spiritual preceptor from one of the four authorised channels of disciplic succession as revealed in Vedic scriptures. Worshipping and propitiating only Him each and everyday of one's life and succeed to the Supreme destination without hindrance. Otherwise the blessing of birth in a high family, meritorious deeds, education etc. serve absolutely no purpose if they are not used in the loving service of the Supreme Lord.

Thus ends commentaries of chapter 9, verse 33 of the Srimad Bhagavad-Gita.

Verse 33

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