यदा सत्त्वे प्रवृद्धे तु प्रलयं याति देहभृत् |
तदोत्तमविदां लोकानमलान्प्रतिपद्यते ||१४-१४||


yadā sattve pravṛddhe tu pralayaṃ yāti dehabhṛt .
tadottamavidāṃ lokānamalānpratipadyate ||14-14||



14.14. But, if the body-bearer dies at the time when Sattva is on the increase, then he attains to the spotless worlds of those, who know the Highest.

Shri Purohit Swami

14.14 When Purity prevails, the soul on quitting the body passes on to the pure regions where live those who know the Highest.

Sri Abhinav Gupta

14.14 See Comment under 14.15

Sri Ramanuja

14.14 When the ‘Sattva prevails’ i.e., while the Sattva continues to be prevalent, if the embodies self meets with death, It reaches the pure worlds, i.e., regions conducive to the knowledge of the self. The purport is this: If Satva preponderates in a person at the time of death, he will be rorn in the families of those who have the knowledge of the self, and thus be alified to perform auspicious acts which are the means of attaining the true knowledge of the self.

Sri Shankaracharya

14.14 Yada, when; deha-bhrt, an embodied one, the soul; yati, undergoes; pralayam, death; sattve pravrddhe, while sattva is predominant; tu, exclusively; [Tu is used to exclude rajas and tamas.-S.] tada, then; pratipadyate, he attains, i.e. gains; the amalan, tainless, stainless; lokan, worlds; [The worlds of Brahma, etc., which are free from the impurity of predominance either of rajas or tamas.] uttamavidam, of those who know the highest, i.e. of those who have known the principles-mahat and the rest.

Swami Adidevananda

14.14 If the embodied self meets with dissoution when Sattva prevails, then It proceeds to the pure worlds of those who know the highest.

Swami Gambirananda

14.14 When an embodied one undergoes death while sattva is exclusively prodominant, then he attains the taintless worlds of those who know the highest (entities).

Swami Sivananda

14.14 If the embodied one meets with death when Sattva is predominant, then he attains to the spotless worlds of the knowers of the Highest.


Swami Sivananda

14.14 यदा when? सत्त्वे in Sattva? प्रवृद्धे having become predominant? तु verily? प्रलयम् death? याति meets? देहभृत् the embodied one? तदा then? उत्तमविदाम् of the knowers of the Highest? लोकान् to the worlds? अमलान् of the spotless? प्रतिपद्यते (he) attains.Commentary Lokan Amalan Sptless worlds Brahmaloka and the like where Rajas and Tamas never predominate.The Highest Deities such as Hiranyagarbha.