Gita : Ch-4. Slo-42.







Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :


Chapter-4. ( Jnana-karma-sanyasa-yogam )


Slokam-42. ( Therefore the doubts which have arisen in your heart out of ignorance should be slashed by the weapon of knowledge. Armed with yoga, OArjuna, stand and fight. )




tasmadajnanasambhutam  hrtstham  jnanasinatmanah,



chittvainam  samsayam  yogamatishthottistha  bharata.




tasmat  =  Therefore;

ajnanasambhutam  =  outcome  of  ignorance;

hrtstham  =  situated  in  the  heart;

atmanah    enam   samsayam  =  your's  this  doubt;

jnanasina   chittva  =  cutting  away  with  the  weapon namely  knowledge;

yogam  attishtha  =  practice  yoga ( meditation ),  do your duty,  follow it as yjnam;

bharata  uttishta  =  Hey  Arjuna, stand up  ( get ready to fight ).




Lord Krishna is instructing Arjuna to destroy all doubts arising from ignorance of the atma or soul and having discrimination between the soul and the body take refuge in karma yoga or the performance of prescribed Vedic activities which is the means to atma tattva or soul realisation.

I bow to the Supreme Lord Krishna, the destroyer of all doubts who has taught the dual faiths of karma yoga and jnana yoga or the cultivation of Vedic knowledge according to the natural attributes and qualifications among humans.

The sword of spiritual knowledge is the eternal atma or soul. All doubt should be completely uprooted from one's heart and mind and follow the path that Lord Krishna has so concisely explained which is first and foremost to do one's duty in life according to qualification. Following this path one will acquire the spiritual knowledge to cross over samsara the cycle of birth and death and attain moksa liberation from material existence.

The sword of knowledge that Lord Krishna is referring to is atma tattva or soul realisation and the yoga or the science of the individual consciousness attaining communion with the ultimate consciousness, He is indicating is karma yoga or the performance of prescribed Vedic activities according to one's rank and station in life.

Having explained the means of acquiring spiritual realisation and the disadvantages of achieving spiritual realisation the Supreme Lord Krishna concludes this chapter.

Chapter-4. ( Jnana-karma-sanyasa-yogam ) ..ENDS.

Next :  Chapter-5. ( Karma-sanyasa-yogam )

To be continued  ....







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