mÄm - of Me; hi - certainly; pÄrtha - O son of Pá¹thÄ; vyapÄÅritya - particularly taking shelter; ye - those who; api - also; syuá¸¥ - are; pÄpa-yonayaá¸¥ - born of a lower family; striyaá¸¥ - women; vaiÅyÄá¸¥ - mercantile people; tathÄ - also; ÅÅ«drÄá¸¥ - lower-class men; te api - even they; yÄnti - go; parÄm - to the supreme; gatim - destination.
It is clearly declared here by the Supreme Lord that in devotional service there is no distinction between the lower and higher classes of people. In the material conception of life there are such divisions, but for a person engaged in transcendental devotional service to the Lord there are not. Everyone is eligible for the supreme destination. In the ÅrÄ«mad-BhÄgavatam (2.4.18) it is stated that even the lowest, who are called caá¹á¸Älas (dog-eaters), can be puriï¬ed by association with a pure devotee. Therefore devotional service and the guidance of a pure devotee are so strong that there is no discrimination between the lower and higher classes of men; anyone can take to it. The most simple man taking shelter of the pure devotee can be puriï¬ed by proper guidance. According to the different modes of material nature, men are classiï¬ed in the mode of goodness (brÄhmaá¹as), the mode of passion (ká¹£atriyas, or administrators), the mixed modes of passion and ignorance (vaiÅyas, or merchants), and the mode of ignorance (ÅÅ«dras, or workers). Those lower than them are called caá¹á¸Älas, and they are born in sinful families. Generally, the association of those born in sinful families is not accepted by the higher classes. But the process of devotional service is so strong that the pure devotee of the Supreme Lord can enable people of all the lower classes to attain the highest perfection of life. This is possible only when one takes shelter of Ká¹á¹£á¹a. As indicated here by the word vyapÄÅritya, one has to take shelter completely of Ká¹á¹£á¹a. Then one can become much greater than great jÃ±ÄnÄ«s and yogÄ«s.