Chapter V Sloka 25
l-Nte äüinvaR[m&;y> ]I[kLm;a>,
iDÚÖExa ytaTman> svR-Utihte rta>.
®ÿaya× kÿŸõa-kalmaÿ˜× |
sarva-bh¨ta-hite rat˜× ( 5|25)||
The sages (Rishis) obtain absolute freedom or Moksha-they whose sins have been destroyed, whose dualities (perception of dualities or experience of the pairs of opposites) are torn asunder, who are self-controlled, and intent on the welfare of all beings.
Sins are destroyed by the performance of Agnihotra (a daily obligatory ritual) and other Yajnas ( vide notes on verse III. 13) without expectation of their fruits, and by other selfless services. The duties vanish by constant meditation on the non-dual Brahman. He never hurts others in thought, word and deed, and he is devoted to the welfare of all beings whom he considers his own Self. ( Cf . XII. 4)