यो मामजमनादिं च वेत्ति लोकमहेश्वरम् |
असम्मूढ: स मर्त्येषु सर्वपापै: प्रमुच्यते || 3||
yo māmajam anādiṁ cha vetti loka-maheśhvaram
asammūḍhaḥ sa martyeṣhu sarva-pāpaiḥ pramuchyate
yaḥ—who; mām—me; ajam—unborn; anādim—beginningless; cha—and; vetti—know; loka—of the universe; mahā-īśhvaram—the Supreme Lord; asammūḍhaḥ—undeluded; saḥ—they; martyeṣhu—among mortals; sarva-pāpaiḥ—from all evils; pramuchyate—are free from
Who knows Me as the birthless, without a beginning, the Lord of all the worlds, he among mortals is undeluded and freed from all sins.
Among living beings of the world, man is the highest incarnation and among mortals, he who knows the Lord as unborn and beginningless is the greatest. Paramatma is unborn (ajah) and He has no beginning (anadi). All other beings have a beginning and end. They are born in time and die in time. Knowledge of Paramatma alone confers immortality on man. He becomes free from delusion. This indeed is the highest reward which man can get by his devotion to the Lord. All other worldly benefits are impermanent and illusory. They lead to sorrow and death. So it is the primary duty of all seekers to hold on to the Lord and transcend delusion with His grace. When delusion is gone, man is at once freed from all sin. When man becomes sinless he becomes one with Paramatma. Though a man is burdened with all the sins in the world, yet, like fire burning up a vast forest, God’s grace destroys the entire sin. So, devotion to the Lord is what is most essential. And his devotion is cultivated, strengthened, and developed by understanding the infinite Glory of the Lord. As man thinks constantly of the inscrutable power of the Lord, his adoration increases, and his worship becomes truer, deeper, and broader.
Question: Who is the best of men?
Answer: He who knows the Lord to be unborn, without a beginning, the ruler of the world, is the best of men.
Question: What is the effect?
Answer: He is freed from all delusion and sin.
Question: How then to become the best of men?
Answer: To Know the nature of the Lord in essence.
Question: What is the way to be free from sin?
Answer: To know the Lord as unborn and eternal is the way (By this devotion is cultivated, by devotion Dhyana and by Dhyana the actual perception of God, and by that vision purity from all sin, and from that liberation is attained).