Gita : Ch-7. Slo-3.

Very Importat Slokam follow  closely

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-7. ( Jnana-Vijnana-yogam )

Slokam-3. ( Out of thousands of men but a single one endeavors for perfection and of those endeavoring thus there is indeed but a single one who really knows Me.)

Manusyanam sahasreshu kascid yatati siddhaye,

Yatatam api siddhanam kascin mam vetti tattvatah.

Sahasresu manusyanam = Among thousands, among a multitude of men;

Kascit = A rare one;

Yatati = Endeavours;

Siddhaye = For perfection, [For perfection: for the rise of Knowledge through the purification of the mind.];

Siddhanam api = Even of the perfected one;

Yatatam = Who are diligent-they (those diligent ones themselves) being (considered to be) verily perfect because they are striving for Liberation; of them-;

Kascit = One perchance, indeed;

Vetti = Knows;

Mam = Me;

Tattvatah = In truth.

Among the thousands but a single one is interested in the perfection and of those but a single one is really aware of this integrity of mine

Among thousands of men a rare one endeavors for perfection. Even of the perfected ones who are diligent, one perchance knows Me in truth.

Out of many thousands among men, one may endeavor for perfection, and of those who have achieved perfection, hardly one knows Me in truth.

Without devotion to the Supreme Lord Krishna, transcendental knowledge about Him is impossible to assimilate, understand or intuit. Among innumerable living beings specifically means humans as all other beings have neither the inclination or the qualification for moksa or liberation from the material existence. Yet among hundreds of thousands of humans only one due to great merit ever endeavors for moksa and among the hundreds of thousands who endeavor for moksa perchance one will actually achieve it due to extraordinary activities from a previous birth and of the hundreds of thousands who actually achieve moksa and reach perfection perchance only one by the mercy of the Supreme Lord will know Him in reality. Yet even though this transcendental knowledge is very confidential Lord Krishna will reveal it to His devotee. This is the purport.

Humans are designated to act in accordance with the injunctions of the Vedic scriptures. Thousands may be found that adhere to the injunctions of the Vedas but hard to find is one who adheres and perseveres until the goal is reached and perfection is achieved. Of thousands who may be found that fortunately have sustained their efforts and are persevering until the goal is reached and perfection is achieved there is scarcely one discovered among them who knows the Supreme position of Lord Krishna and offers all their activities to Him. And of thousands who may know His supreme position it is extremely rare to find one who knows Lord Krishna as He really is and offers themselves in loving devotion to Him.

Lord Krishna is speaking in this way to emphasis that the knowledge He is prepared to reveal is very rarely achieved and difficult to acquire. Out of innumerable, countless souls some have attained human status and among them hardly one in thousands of humans is qualified in Vedic scriptures and strives for atma tattva or realisation of the soul. Of those few endeavoring for atma tattva hardly one in thousands actually achieves it and out of thousands who after having achieved atma tattvae and finally attained moksa or liberation from the material existence, among this group some very rare personalities are actually aware of Lord Krishna's paramount position and divine glories in reality. This is because without bhakti or loving devotion unto Lord Krishna it is not possible to know and perceive Him. This Lord Krishna confirms Himself at the conclusion of chapter eighteen, verse fifty-five when He declares, That only through devotion does one come to the platform of communion with Him.

To be continued ...


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