The yogi, when he finds his life is fleeing,
And Death to him appears with its decreeing,
If he but keeps his mind engrossed in Me,
He enters without doubt into My Being.
Those great ones who adore Me and thereby
Attain that highest state for which they try,
Need not return to this grief-stricken world,
Their every karmic bond I will untie.
The soul's two paths of exit from this earth—
The light to freedom, darkness to rebirth—
Are each alike open to everyone,
Therefore, Arjuna, hold the course of worth.