1. 16

    द्वाविमौ पुरुषौ लोके क्षरश्चाक्षर एव च । क्षरः सर्वाणि भूतानि कूटस्थोऽक्षर उच्यते ॥ १५-१६॥

    There are two kinds of Persons (Purush) in the Lok ( the World )- the perishable (Kshar) and the imperishable (Akshar). The perishable is all beings and the imperishable is called the unchanging (Kutasth).

  2. 17

    उत्तमः पुरुषस्त्वन्यः परमात्मेत्युदाहृतः । यो लोकत्रयमाविश्य बिभर्त्यव्यय ईश्वरः ॥ १५-१७॥

    But different is Uttam Purush ( the supreme Person ) who is spoken of as Paramaatma ( the transcendental Self ), who, pervading the three worlds, upholds (them), and is Avvayay Ishwar ( the imperishable God ).

  3. 18

    यस्मात्क्षरमतीतोऽहमक्षरादपि चोत्तमः । अतोऽस्मि लोके वेदे च प्रथितः पुरुषोत्तमः ॥ १५-१८॥

    As I transcend the perishable ( Kshar ) and am even higher than the imperishable ( Akshar ), I am declared to be Purushottam ( the highest Person ) in the world and in the Vedas.

  4. 19

    यो मामेवमसम्मूढो जानाति पुरुषोत्तमम् । स सर्वविद्भजति मां सर्वभावेन भारत ॥ १५-१९॥

    O Bharat ( Arjun )! he who, being free from delusion, knows Me as Purushottam ( the supreme Person ) thus, he, knowing all, worships Me with his whole being (heart).

  5. 20

    इति गुह्यतमं शास्त्रमिदमुक्तं मयानघ । एतद्बुद्ध्वा बुद्धिमान्स्यात्कृतकृत्यश्च भारत ॥ १५-२०॥

    O Nishpaap ( sinless one) Bharat ( Arjun ) ! this most secret scripture has thus been uttered by Me. Understanding this, one becomes wise and has his duties fulfilled.