Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Verse 29

Gita 7.29

जरामरणमोक्षाय, माम्, आश्रित्य, यतन्ति, ये,।
ते, ब्रह्म, तत् विदुः, कृत्थ्म्, अध्यात्मम्, कर्म, च, अखिलम्।।29।।

Gita 7.29

Jaraamaranmokshaay, mam’, aashritya, yatanti, ye,
Te, Brahm, tat’, viduH, krtsnnam’, adhyaatmm’, karm, ch, akhilam’ ||29||

Translation: (Ye) who (mam’) my (krtsnnam’) entire (adhyaatmm’) adhyatm / spiritual knowledge (ch) and (akhilam’) all (karm) actions (viduH) know (te) those men (tat’) that (Brahm) Brahm (aashritya) resorting to (jaraamaranmokshaay) to get rid of old age and death (yatanti) strive. (29)

Gita 7.29: Those who know my entire (adhyatm) spiritual knowledge and all actions, those men, resorting to that Brahm, strive to get rid of old age and death.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Verse 29 - Essence

There are 3 key words in Gita 7.29 which are as follows

  • Jaraa - Old age
  • Maran - Death
  • Tat Brahm - That Brahm = That God (some other God)

The knowledge giver God of Bhagavad Gita is saying that those who know me in entirety strive to get rid of old age and death by taking refuge of that God. 

Bemused by this statement of Shri Krishna, Arjun in Gita 8.1 asks, "Who is that Tat Brahm" (who that other God?). Shri Krishna answers in Gita 8.3 and clarifies that it is Param Akshar Brahm (the Supreme God). 

Shri Krishan has said this because he has already made it clear in Gita 4.5, Gita 2.12 and 2.17 that everybody including himself is in the cycle of birth and death. Therefore to seek liberation, Shri Krishna is asking Arjun to go into the shelter of some other God. He makes this further clear in Gita 18.62 and 18.66.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Verse 29 - Hindi

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Verse 29

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