More Thoughts on Prakriti and Purusha

by on February 20, 2012 · 0 comments

in Thoughts on Philosophy

After posting about Prakriti and Purusha and how it pertains to and individuals hatha practice, I realized that I refrained quite a bit from taking a “you should” stance in an effort to not sound too preachey.  Since the realization of the natures of reality is important in liberation, the whole concept of it lies in the foundation of a spiritual context. So, I thought it would be wise to turn to the Bhagavad Gita to see if I could provide insight from a less personal stance.

ya evaim vetti purusam   prakriti ca gunaih saha

sarvatha vartamano ‘pi    na sa buyo bhijadyate



yah – Anoyone Who;   evam – thus;   vetti – Understands;   purusam-the living entity; prakritim – material nature;   ca-and;   gunaih – the modes of material nature;    saha – with;   sarvatha – in all ways;    vartamanah – being situated;   api -in spite of;   na -never;  sa – he;  bhuyah – again;   abhijayate-takes his birth.


One who understands this philosophy concerning material nature, the living entity and the interaction of the modes of nature is sure to attain liberation. He will not take birth here again, regardless of his present position.

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