Bg. 14.20

गुणानेतानतीत्य त्रीन्देही देहसमुद्भवान् ।
जन्ममृत्युजरादुःखैर्विमुक्तोऽमृतमश्नुते ॥२०॥


guṇān etān atītya trīn
dehī deha-samudbhavān
vimukto ‘mṛtam aśnute


guṇānplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigguṇān

all qualities; all the modes of material nature; different qualities (fruits and flowers); modes of nature; qualities; spiritual qualities; the attributes; the manifestation of the three modes of material nature; the material modes; the material qualities; the modes; the modes of; the modes of material nature; the qualities; the qualities of the material nature; the three modes of material nature; the three modes of nature; the transcendental qualities; three modes of nature; transcendental qualities; various material qualities; virtues.
—qualities; etānplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigetān

all of them; all these; all these soldiers of the demigods; all this; these; those who are attached to Kṛṣṇa; unto them.
—all these; atītyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigatītya

after passing through; overpassing; surpassing; transcending.
—transcending; trīnplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtrīn

the three; the three categories of experience (happiness, distress and a mixture of both); three (divisions); three (upper, lower and middle); three; within the three worlds.
—three; dehīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdehi

and give; and the proprietor of the body; give; give in charity; just give to Him (in charity); kindly exhibit; of the embodied; please deliver; please give.
—body; dehaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdeha

a body; apply; bodies; body; deliver; expansion of the body; give; give Me; in the body; kindly award; kindly give; kindly give it to me; My body; of a material body; of the body; of this body; offer; please award; please give; the body; the gross body and subtle mind; the gross material body; the material body; the spiritual body; this body; with the body; You give; you put.
—body; samudbhavānplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsamudbhavān

produced of.
—produced of; janmaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigjanma

after births; appearance; aristocracy or nobility; aristocratic birth; birth; birth in a very polished, aristocratic family; births; by birth; by birth in an aristocratic family; creation; generation; good birth; of birth; of births; of the birth; such a birth; the appearance; the birth; the creation; the whole life; time of birth; whose birth.
—birth; mṛtyuplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmrtyu

death; of death; that; untimely death; while dying.
—death; jarāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigjara

old age; old age, invalidity.
—old age; duḥkhaiḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigduḥkhaiḥ

by miseries; by the threefold miseries of material life; by tribulations; distresses.
—distresses; vimuktaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvimuktah

being freed; being freed from; being liberated; liberated; was immediately freed.
—being freed from; amṛtamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigamṛtam

Amṛta; deathlessness; eternal life; eternity of life; generation of the nectar; giving pleasure; happiness; immortality; indestructible; milk, which is like nectar; nectar; nectar for eternal life; nectar or milk; nectarean; never to be vanquished; the ambrosia; the embodiment of bliss; the nectar; the path of eternal life; the profession of amṛta; the results of sacrifice; understanding; very sweet; without deterioration.
—nectar; aśnuteplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigaśnute

achieve; achieves; attains; enjoys; he enjoys; one enjoys; suffers; taste.


When the embodied being is able to transcend these three modes, he can become free from birth, death, old age and their distresses and can enjoy nectar even in this life. 


How one can stay in the transcendental position, even in this body, in full Kṛṣṇa consciousness, is explained in this verse. The Sanskrit word dehī means embodied. Although one is within this material body, by his advancement in spiritual knowledge he can be free from the influence of the modes of nature. He can enjoy the happiness of spiritual life even in this body because, after leaving this body, he is certainly going to the spiritual sky. But even in this body he can enjoy spiritual happiness. In other words, devotional service in Kṛṣṇa consciousness is the sign of liberation from this material entanglement, and this will be explained in the Eighteenth Chapter. When one is freed from the influence of the modes of material nature, he enters into devotional service.