Bhagavad Gita Chapter 04, Text 09

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BG 04 09 - A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada - Bombay 1974-03-29.mp3 5.0 MB
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BG 04 09 - Bhakti Vasudeva Swami - Pittsburgh 2008-09-07.mp3 37.1 MB
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BG 04 09 - Bhakti Vikas Swami - Salem 2001-12-26.mp3 18.3 MB
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BG 04 09 - Bhanu Swami.mp3 14.3 MB
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BG 04 09 - Chaitanya Charan Prabhu - Attainment of Krishna is not rebirth but release from rebirth.mp3 5.4 MB
BG 04 09 - Dravida Prabhu - San Diego 2011-09-12.mp3 16.2 MB
BG 04 09 - Gauranga Priya Prabhu - ISKCON Chowpatty 2009-05-06.mp3 4.9 MB
BG 04 09 - Indradyumna Swami - Alachua 2009-02-08.mp3 14.1 MB
BG 04 09 - Indradyumna Swami - Houston 2008-03-28.mp3 21.3 MB
BG 04 09 - Prahladananda Swami - 2001-08-12.mp3 9.5 MB
BG 04 09 - Prahladananda Swami - Perth 2003-02-05.mp3 5.5 MB
BG 04 09 - Prahladananda Swami - Radhadesh 1999-09-03.mp3 13.5 MB
BG 04 09 - Prahladananda Swami - Timisoara 2012-07-31 Romanian Translation.mp3 19.5 MB
BG 04 09 - Radhanath Swami - Mumbai - 1990-04-18.mp3 15.1 MB
BG 04 09 - Radhanath Swami - Mumbai 1989-10-22.mp3 12.8 MB
BG 04 09 - Radhanath Swami - Mumbai 1990-04-18.mp3 15.1 MB
BG 04 09 - Radhanath Swami - Mumbai 1991-03-09.mp3 12.1 MB
BG 04 09 - Radhanath Swami - Mumbai 1992-02-15.mp3 11.5 MB
BG 04 09 - Radhanath Swami - Mumbai 1997-08-30.mp3 7.6 MB
BG 04 09 - Romapada Swami - Seattle 2010-06-16.mp3 8.9 MB
BG 04 09 - Sankarsana Prabhu - Austin Texas 2007-09-02.mp3 26.3 MB
BG 04 09 - Sankarsana Prabhu - Australia 2012-12-30.mp3 32.5 MB
BG 04 09 - Sankarsana Prabhu - Lenasia 2011-06-13.mp3 29.1 MB
BG 04 09 - Sankarsana Prabhu - Riga Latvia 2006-04-30.mp3 11.1 MB
BG 04 09 - Sankarsana Prabhu - Taman Medan Malaysia 2008-05-24.mp3 11.1 MB
BG 04 09 - Satsvarup Das Goswami - Prabhupada Desh Italy 2008-10-19.mp3 9.7 MB
BG 04 09 - Savyasachi Prabhu - 2006 Hindi.mp3 13.5 MB
BG 04 09 - Shyamananda Prabhu - ISKCON Chowpatty 2011-08-22.MP3 49.5 MB
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BG 04 09 - Urmila Mataji - Hilo 2012-07-15.mp3 26.6 MB
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Bg 4.9

janma karma ca me divyam
evam yo vetti tattvatah
tyaktva deham punar janma
naiti mam eti so ’rjuna

Word for word: 
janma — birth; karma — work; ca — also; me — of Mine; divyam — transcendental; evam — like this; yah — anyone who; vetti — knows; tattvatah — in reality; tyaktva — leaving aside; deham — this body; punah — again; janma — birth; na — never; eti — does attain; mam — unto Me; eti — does attain; sah — he; arjuna — O Arjuna.

Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna.

Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
The Lord’s descent from His transcendental abode is already explained in the sixth verse. One who can understand the truth of the appearance of the Personality of Godhead is already liberated from material bondage, and therefore he returns to the kingdom of God immediately after quitting this present material body. Such liberation of the living entity from material bondage is not at all easy. The impersonalists and the yogis attain liberation only after much trouble and many, many births. Even then, the liberation they achieve – merging into the impersonal brahma-jyotir of the Lord – is only partial, and there is the risk of returning to this material world. But the devotee, simply by understanding the transcendental nature of the body and activities of the Lord, attains the abode of the Lord after ending this body and does not run the risk of returning to this material world. In the Brahma-samhita (5.33) it is stated that the Lord has many, many forms and incarnations: advaitam acyutam anadim ananta-rupam. Although there are many transcendental forms of the Lord, they are still one and the same Supreme Personality of Godhead. One has to understand this fact with conviction, although it is incomprehensible to mundane scholars and empiric philosophers. As stated in the Vedas (Purusa-bodhini Upanisad):

eko devo nitya-lilanurakto
bhakta-vyapi hrdy antar-atma

“The one Supreme Personality of Godhead is eternally engaged in many, many transcendental forms in relationships with His unalloyed devotees.” This Vedic version is confirmed in this verse of the Gita personally by the Lord. He who accepts this truth on the strength of the authority of the Vedas and of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and who does not waste time in philosophical speculations attains the highest perfectional stage of liberation. Simply by accepting this truth on faith, one can, without a doubt, attain liberation. The Vedic version tat tvam asi is actually applied in this case. Anyone who understands Lord Krishna to be the Supreme, or who says unto the Lord, “You are the same Supreme Brahman, the Personality of Godhead,” is certainly liberated instantly, and consequently his entrance into the transcendental association of the Lord is guaranteed. In other words, such a faithful devotee of the Lord attains perfection, and this is confirmed by the following Vedic assertion:

tam eva viditvati mrtyum eti
nanyah pantha vidyate ’yanaya

“One can attain the perfect stage of liberation from birth and death simply by knowing the Lord, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and there is no other way to achieve this perfection.” (Svetasvatara Upanisad 3.8) That there is no alternative means that anyone who does not understand Lord Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead is surely in the mode of ignorance and consequently he will not attain salvation simply, so to speak, by licking the outer surface of the bottle of honey, or by interpreting the Bhagavad-gita according to mundane scholarship. Such empiric philosophers may assume very important roles in the material world, but they are not necessarily eligible for liberation. Such puffed-up mundane scholars have to wait for the causeless mercy of the devotee of the Lord. One should therefore cultivate Krishna consciousness with faith and knowledge, and in this way attain perfection.