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Song Name: Brahma Kimba Adhyatma Ki Karma
Official Name: Chapter 8
Author: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Book Name: Gitar Gan
brahma kimba adhyatma ki karma purusottama
adhibhuta adhidaiva kaha
adhiyajna kiva sei he madhusudan
kibhave tomake pay prayana yakhan
aksay vinas nai ataev brahma
ami bhagavan sejanya parama-brahma
paramatma ar ye bhagavan
sei ye parama-tattva sei brahma-jnan
karma se karan jada sarira visarga
bhutombhava yar nam suna tar varga
padartha ye adhibhuta ksara bhava nam
virata purusa sei adhidaiva nam
antaryami ami sei adhiyajna nam
yata dehi ache tar hrde mor dham
ataev antakale amare smariya
se pay amara bhav amara se hay
niscaya-i kahinu ei nahita samsay
ye yei smarana kare jiva anta kale
ye-bhave se tyaje nija jada kalevare
sei sei bhava yukta tatta labha kare
he kounteya! thaki sada sei bhava ghare
ataeva tumi sada amake smaribe
kayamana buddhi sab amake arpibe
sebhabe thakile more paibe niscay
amate arpita man yadi asamsay
kathina nahe ta' ei abhyasa karile
manke anyatra sada nahi yete dile
he partha se-bhave cinti parama puruse
niscaya-i paibe tumi deha avasese
parama purusa dhyansunaha tahara jnan,
sarvajna tini se sanatana
niyanta se ati suksma,vidhata se antariksa,
agocara jada buddhi mana
ye jan smarana kare, nitya sei purusere
adityera nyay svaprakasa
prakrtir parapare,ye jane se vidhatare
svarat tini cid vilasa
acal manete yeva,prayana-kalete kiva,
bhakti-yukta haye yoga-vale
bhrur madhye rakhi pran, yadi hay se smaran
divya purusa tahare mile
veda-jnani ye aksar, labhe hay tatpar
yahate pravista hay yatigan
vitarag brahmacari,sada acarana kari,
se tathya bali suna vivaran
samasta indriya dvar,ruddha hayeche yar,
visayete anasakti nam
manke nirodh kari,hrdayete sthir kari,
yei jan hayeche niskam
pranke bhrur majhe,yogya sei yogi-saje,
samartha yog dharane sei
omkara aksara brahma,uccarane yei brahma,
amake smarana kare yei
se yay sarira chadi,vaikuntha vihari hari,
saman lokete hay vas
sei se parama gati,srihari carane rati,
dhanya tar paramartha as
ye yogi ananya citta,amake smaraye nitya,
drdhatar saha aviram
tahara sulabha ami,he partha janaha tumi,
nitya yoge tahara visram
amake labh kare se mahatma hay
nahe tar punarjanma yetha duhkhalay
asasvata samsarete nahe
parama gatite tar siddha avasthiti
caturdasa bhuvanete yata lok hay
brahmalok paryanta se nitya keha nay
se sab lokete sthan gamana-gaman
sakala lokete ache janama-maran
bhaktira asray yeva amake ye pay
kevala tahara matra punarjanma nay
manuser sahasra ye caturyug yay
brahmara se ekadin kariya ganay
seirup ekaratri brahmara ganana
ratri-dina brahmara ye karaha manana
sei ratri abasane avyakta haite
vyakta hay e trilok brahmara dinete
abara se ratri-kale haibe pralay
avyakta haite janma avyakte milay
caracara yaha kichu sei udbhav pralay
punah punah janma ar punah punah ksay
tahara upare yei bhavera nirnay
sanatan sei dham aksaya avyay
sakala srstira nas e jagate hay
sanatana dham nahe haibe pralay
sei se avyakta nam 'aksara' tahar
jivera se gati nam parama yahar
se gati haile labh na ase phiriya
amara se nitya dham samsara jiniya
parama-purusa sei nitya dhame vas
he partha! ananya bhakti tahara prayasa
tnahar-i antarete hay samasta jagata
antaryami se purusa sarvatra vistrta
ye kalete anavrtti yogira sambhav
balitechi suna taha bharata rsabh
brahmavit purusa ye jyoti subhadine
uttarayana kalete karile prayane
brahma-labh haya tar anavrtti gati
karmira jnanira sei sadharana mati
dhum va daksinayana candra jyoti lakse
marga sei asrayete punaragaman
karma-yogi nahi kare brahma-nirupan
ataev dui marga sukla krsna nam
sasvata ye dui path hai vartaman
sukla-marge yar gati tar anavrtti
krsna-marge yar gati se avrtti
kintu partha bhakta mor dui marga jani
mohaprapta nahi hay bhakti-yog mani
ataev he arjun! more nitya smara
bhakti-yog-yukta hao kabhu na pasara
vedadi sastrete yaha,yajna tapa dan taha,
punya-phal yaha se pradista
se yog ye avalambe, pay taha avilambe,
samyaka bujhiya nija ista
bhaktivedanta kahe sri-gitara gan
sune yadi suddha bhakta krsnagata-pran
1) Arjuna inquired: O my Lord, O Supreme Person, what is Brahman? What is the self? What are fruitive activities? What is this material manifestation? And what are the demigods? Please explain this to me.
2) How does this Lord of sacrifice live in the body, and in which part does He live, O Madhusudana? And how can those engaged in devotional service know You at the time of death?
3) The Supreme Lord said, The indestructible, transcendental living entity is called Brahman, and his eternal nature is called the self. Action pertaining to the development of these material bodies is called karma, or fruitive activities.
4) Physical nature is known to be endlessly mutable. The universe is the cosmic form of the Supreme Lord, and I am that Lord represented as the Supersoul, dwelling in the heart of every embodied being.
5) And whoever, at the time of death, quits his body, remembering Me alone, at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt.
6) Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body, that state he will attain without fail.
7) Therefore, Arjuna, you should always think of Me in the form of Krsna and at the same time carry out your prescribed duty of fighting. With your activities dedicated to Me and your mind and intelligence fixed on Me, you will attain Me without doubt.
8) He who meditates on the Supreme Personality of Godhead, his mind constantly engaged in remembering Me, undeviated from the path, he, O Partha [Arjuna], is sure to reach Me.
9) One should meditate upon the Supreme Person as the one who knows everything, as He who is the oldest, who is the controller, who is smaller than the smallest, who is the maintainer of everything, who is beyond all material conception, who is inconceivable, and who is always a person. He is luminous like the sun and, being transcendental, is beyond this material nature.
10) One who, at the time of death, fixes his life air between the eyebrows and in full devotion engages himself in remembering the Supreme Lord, will certainly attain to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
11) Persons learned in the Vedas, who utter omkara and who are great sages in the renounced order, enter into Brahman. Desiring such perfection, one practices celibacy. I shall now explain to you this process by which one may attain salvation.
12) The yogic situation is that of detachment from all sensual engagements. Closing all the doors of the senses and fixing the mind on the heart and the life air at the top of the head, one establishes himself in yoga.
13) After being situated in this yoga practice and vibrating the sacred syllable om, the supreme combination of letters, if one thinks of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and quits his body, he will certainly reach the spiritual planets.
14) For one who remembers Me without deviation, I am easy to obtain, O son of Prtha, because of his constant engagement in devotional service.
15) After attaining Me, the great souls, who are yogis in devotion, never return to this temporary world, which is full of miseries, because they have attained the highest perfection.
16) From the highest planet in the material world down to the lowest, all are places of misery wherein repeated birth and death take place. But one who attains to My abode, O son of Kunti, never takes birth again.
17) By human calculation, a thousand ages taken together is the duration of Brahma's one day. And such also is the duration of his night.
18) When Brahma's day is manifest, this multitude of living entities comes into being, and at the arrival of Brahma's night they are all annihilated.
19) Again and again the day comes, and this host of beings is active; and again the night falls, O Partha, and they are helplessly dissolved.
20) Yet there is another nature, which is eternal and is transcendental to this manifested and unmanifested matter. It is supreme and is never annihilated. When all in this world is annihilated, that part remains as it is.
21) That supreme abode is called unmanifested and infallible, and it is the supreme destination. When one goes there, he never comes back. That is My supreme abode.
22) The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is greater than all, is attainable by unalloyed devotion. Although He is present in His abode, He is all-pervading, and everything is situated within Him.
23) O best of the Bharatas, I shall now explain to you the different times at which, passing away from this world, one does or does not come back.
24) Those who know the Supreme Brahman pass away from the world during the influence of the fiery god, in the light, at an auspicious moment, during the fortnight of the moon and the six months when the sun travels in the north.
25) The mystic who passes away from this world during the smoke, the night, the moonless fortnight, or in the six months when the sun passes to the south, or who reaches the moon planet, again comes back.
26) According to the Vedas, there are two ways of passing from this world--one in the light and one in darkness. When one passes in light, he does not come back; but when one passes in darkness, he returns.
27) The devotees who know these two paths, O Arjuna, are never bewildered. Therefore be always fixed in devotion.
28) A person who accepts the path of devotional service is not bereft of the results derived from studying the Vedas, performing austere sacrifices, giving charity or pursuing philosophical and fruitive activities. At the end he reaches the supreme abode.
29) Thus Bhaktivedanta sings the song of Sri Gita, with the hope that hearing this, Krsna conscious pure devotees will be pleased.
This is the Bengali translation of Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 8 “Kim Tad Brahma Kim Adhyatmam.”
UPDATED: February 12, 2011