Srimad Bhagavad-Gita : a part epic Mahabharatham .
Spread in 18 chapters and 700 slokams and situated in Bhishma-Parvam of Mahabhagavatham, chapters 25 to 42.
The whole Gita is a conversation between Arjuna and Lord Krishna on various subjects, clearing all doubts.
We are all Arjunas and Lord is here as our Guru,
We must study this "Tattva-Sastram"and follow in our daily life.
We must realise Lord within us and not in temples only.
Gita : Ch-5. Introduction-5.
Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :
Chapter-5. ( Karma-sanyasa-yogam )
Gita prescribes with few changes whatever said in Veda-s, on the procedure and steps of Sadhana.
Sri Vedavyasa Maharishi during Rishi's period presented the secrets of Vedik-informations before the people of those days in a simple way.
It is not correct to address this as a Adhyatmic revolution as criticism by some so called self-appointed scholars.
Revolution is by discarding or deleting or destroying old sampradayam / customs, and reinstalling the revolutionary customs in place of that, but, hence it is not wise to say that Sri Vyasa Maharishi had done a revolutionary act as by the present day scholars view.
Slokam-54. ( After Lord Krishna's instructions, Arjuna asked : What are the symptoms of one whose consciousness is thus merged in Transcendence? How does he speak, and what is his language? How does he sit, and how does he walk? )
Arjuna uvaca :
Sthitaprajnasya ka bhasha samadhisthasya kesava,
Sthitadhih kim prabhasheta kimasita vrajeta kim.
Arjuna uvaca = Arjuna asked;
Kesava = O Lord;
samadhisthasya = in samadhi ( one who in trance ) What are the symptoms?
sthitaprajnasya ka bhasha = of that one who is engaged in firm concentration of Supreme
sthitadhih kim prabhasheta = that person how does speak?
kim asita = how does remain?
kim vrajeta = how does move?
Arjuna asked :
One whose consciousness is firmly established in transcendence is sthita- prajna. Such consciousness can be per…
Slokam-13. ( I shall now explain the knowable, knowing which you will taste the eternal. This is beginningless, and it is subordinate to Me. It is called Brahmam, the spirit, and it lies beyond the cause and effect of this material world.)
jneyam yat tat pravakshyami yatjnatvamrtamasnute,
anadimat param brahma na sat tannasaducyate.
jneyam yat = (which ) the one which is to be known ( knowledge ); yat jnatva = ( if ) that one is known ( knowing that knowledge ); amrtam asnute = results in gaining amrtatvm; tat pravakshyami = that I will tell ( teach ) you; anadimat param brahma = that is the beginningless Para-brahmam ( the Supreme abode ) ; tat sat na asat na = that either sat ( cause ) or asat ( effect ); ucyate = cannot be said ( called ).
The use of the term innermost self to refer to the brahman does not create any contradiction bec…