Thursday, January 04, 2007

the end of many births

"It is only at the end of many births, the man of wisdom surrenders to Me, realizing that Vasudeva is all. But it is very rare to come across such great souls."
[Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 7 Verse 19]

This is a quote from the famous Hindu text, the Bhagavad Gita.

"Vasudeva" is the father of Krishna, the avatar of God.

"many births" refers to reincarnation.

"end of many births" refers to the eventual realization of the knowledge of the presence of God, hence a person no longer has to go through the cycles of reincarnation. (i.e. "enlightenment")

For later reference....

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