We may now summarize our studies.
We are born with
certain qualities and potentialities of body and mind as a result of
the previous activities and attachments of the soul. This holds us
in a strong grip. But we have the freedom to liberate ourselves. But
soul's activities in its present body decide its future, whether it
is partial or complete liberation from past Karma or further
The Grace of God can
bring about liberation, however great may be the previous bondage.
This is so, not only because of the inherent power of Grace, but
also because the soul's efforts to obtain that Grace have
themselves, like other motions of the mind, Karmic potency. The Gita
teaches what these efforts should be, to which it gives the name of
Author : Shri C. Raja Gopalachari