dvau sammatav iha mrtyu durapau
yad brahma-sandharanaya jitasuh
kalevaram yoga-rato vijahyad
yad agranir vira-saye nivrttah
dvautwo; sammatauapproved (by sastra and great personalities); ihain this world; mrtyudeaths; durapauextremely rare; yatwhich; brahma-sandharanayawith concentration on Brahman, Paramatma or Parabrahma, Krsna; jita-asuhcontrolling the mind and senses; kalevaramthe body; yoga-ratahbeing engaged in the performance of yoga; vijahyatone may leave; yatwhich; agranihtaking the lead; vira-sayeon the battlefield; anivrttahnot turning back.
There are two ways to meet a glorious death, and both are very rare. One is to die after performing mystic yoga, especially bhakti-yoga, by which one can control the mind and living force and die absorbed in thought of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The second is to die on the battlefield, leading the army and never showing ones back. These two kinds of death are recommended in the sastra as glorious.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Sixth Canto, Tenth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled The Battle Between the Demigods and Vrtrasura.

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