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Srimad Bhagavad-Gita : Ch-13. Slo-25.


Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-13. ( Kshetra-kshetrajna-vibhaga-yogam)

"anye tvevamajanantah  srutvanyebhya  upasate,

tepi  catitarantyeva  mrtyum  srutiparayanah."

Slokam-25. ( Again there are those who, although not conversant in spiritual knowledge, begin to worship the Supreme Person upon hearing about Him from others. Because of their tendency to hear from authorities, they also transcend the path of birth and death.)

anye  =    others;

evam  ajanantah  tu  =  this  way,  but,  knowing ( spiritual  knowledge )  nothing;

anyebhyah  srutva  =  by  hearing  from  others;

upasate  =  begin  to  worship;

sruti  parayanah  te  api  =  they  who  getting  interest  on  hearing  from  others;

mrtyum  atitaranti  eva  =  certainly  transcend  the path of samsaram ...... death.

Discussion :

According to variegated differences of qualification, methods of perception for varying humans have been prescribed differently. For a devotee of the Supreme Lord Krishna there is …

The Tree of Life : Srimad Bhagavad Gita : 1.5.

The Tree of Life : Srimad Bhagavad Gita : 1.5
Chapter- 1: The Twofold Character of Cosmic Life-5.
Post - 5.

The creative evolution of life, into which great research has been made in modern times by philosophers such as Bergson, is a tendency to move in every direction, outwardly expressing its power of vitality for a purpose which the human mind cannot properly envisage. When we grow, we do not know what we are growing into, and to what purpose.

Why should we become an adult?
Who has written this, in which scripture?
Why should we not remain as a baby?
What is the harm?

Let us all be babies and never grow, or let us be born as youths. Why should we be born as babies and then grow into youths, and then have this agonising decrepitude of senile ataxia? What is all this mystery?

Why should there be this growth of anything or everything?
What is the direction which things are appearing to take?
Why should the tree grow?

 Why should man prolong his life up to a certain limi…

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita : Ch-13. Slo-24.

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-13. ( Kshetra-kshetrajna-vibhaga-yogam)

Slokam-24. ( That Supersoul is perceived by some through meditation, by some through the cultivation of knowledge, and by others through working without fruitive desire. )

dhyanenatmani   pasyanti  kecidatmanamatmana,

anye   sankhyena   yogena  karmayogena capare.

kecit  atmanam  atmana  =   one/ few   of  atma  with  atma  itself;

dhyanena  atmani   pasyanti  =  others  by  meditation  see  in  his  self  / in  them (selves );

anye   sankhyena   yogena  =  another ,  by  sankya-yogam  ( by  the  yoga-system  of  philosophical discussions )  and;

apare  karma  yogena   ca  =  yet  another,  by  karma-yogam  ( by  activities  without  fruitive  desires )  knows  atma.

Discussion :

Lord Krishna expounds here that some humans having become perfect in yoga or the science of the individual consciousness attaining communion with the ultimate consciousness; perceive by the lucidness of their mind the atma or i…

The Tree of Life : Srimad Bhagavad Gita : 1.4.

The Tree of Life : Srimad Bhagavad Gita : 1.4
Chapter- 1: The Twofold Character of Cosmic Life-4.
Post - 4.

There is, therefore, a need to be serious in our pursuits and not to continue to behave like babies or children asking for toys, which are only a temporary relief for their tears. We give a toy to the child, and it stops crying. Why it cries, nobody knows. These toys are temporary contrivances to suppress the outward expression of the sorrow of the child, but the inner difficulty persists whatever be the outer adjustments we make in the various walks of life.

The various outer adjustments are well known. The gaining of wealth, making money, increasing the bank balance, getting a good job, enhancement of status of oneself in human society, dainty dishes, palatial houses, vast gardens, and so forth, are the avenues of approach of the mind that seeks immediate relief. We have seen people with large areas of land. Are they happy? We have seen people with large bank balan…

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita : Ch-13, Slo-23, Discussion


Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-13. ( Kshetra-kshetrajna-vibhaga-yogam)


ya  evam  vetti  purusham  prakrtim  ca  gunaih  saha,

sarvatha  vartamanopi   na  sa  bhuyobhijayate.

evam  purusham  =  thus,  of  purushan;

gunaih  saha  prakrtim  ca  =  of  nature  with  guna-s;

yah  vetti  =  who  knows  these;

sah  sarvatha  vartamanah  api  =  he  is  with  by  all  means  situated  in  any  manner,  in  spite  of;

bhuyah  na   abhijayate  =  he  never  takes  his  rebirth.

Slokam-23. ( One who understands this philosophy concerning material nature, the living entity and the interaction of the modes of nature is sure to attain liberation. He will not take birth here again, regardless of his present position.)

Discussion :

In slokam 21 purusa referred to the jiva or the embodied being. In slokam 23 purusa refers to the Supreme Lord. Thus purusa can refer both to the Supreme and to the jiva when indicating the atma or immortal soul within. In other situations such an im…

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita : Ch-13, Slo-22, Discussion


Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-13. ( Kshetra-kshetrajna-vibhaga-yogam)


upadrashtanumanta  ca  bharta  bhokta  mahesvarah,

paramatmeti  capyuktah  dehesmin  purushah   parah.

asmin  dehe  =  this  (  situating )  in  this  body;

parah  purushah  =  the  supreme  ( transcendental )  Lord;

upadrashta  =  ( said  to  be  )  the  witness;

anumanta  =  ( said  to  be  )  the  one  who   gives  permission;

bharta  =  ( said  to  be  )  the  one  who governs / rules/ Master;

bhokta  =   (  said  to  be  the  )  supreme  enjoyer;

mahesvarah  =  ( said  to  be  the  Supreme  Lord;

paramatma  ca  api  =   also  said  to  be  the  Paramatma  ( Supreme  Soul );

iti  uktah  =  said  these  way. 

Essence :-
Yet in this body there is another, a transcendental enjoyer who is the Lord, the supreme proprietor, who exists as the overseer and permitter, and who is known as the Supersoul.

Discussion :-

The transmigratory existence of the Purusa or manifestation of the Supreme Lord a…

The Tree of Life : Srimad Bhagavad Gita : 1.3.

The Tree of Life : Srimad Bhagavad Gita : 1.3
Chapter- 1: The Twofold Character of Cosmic Life-3.
Post - 3.

A disease is a structural maladjustment, and it appears in the form of an agony to the consciousness. When there is a lack of an alignment between our mind, or consciousness, and the nature of our experiences in life, there is what we call unhappiness. Happiness is nothing but the organic alignment of our mind with the various patterns of human experience.

When there is a lack of this alignment a jarring sound is produced, as a loudspeaker sometimes makes a noise. There is some kind of defect in the alignment of the internal mechanism. When the mechanism of our psyche in its relation to the structure of the whole of experience in the world goes out of gear, there is unhappiness because happiness is alignment, and unhappiness is the opposite of it.

As Ayurveda physicians tell us, health is the harmony among the humours of the body: vata, pitta, kapha. When the sattva,…