Gita : Ch-8. Slo-1.

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :

Chapter-8. (Akshara-brahma-yogam )

Slokam-1. (  Arjuna inquired: O my Lord, O Supreme Person, what is Brahmam? What is the self? What are fruitive activities? What is this material manifestation? And what are the demigods? Please explain this to me. )

arjuna uvaca :

kim    tad   brahma   kim   adhyatmam    kim    karma   purushottama,

adhibhutam   ca   kim    proktam   adhidaivam    kim    ucyate.

arjuna uvaca :  =  Arjuna inquired;

purushottama   =    O, Lord;

proktam   tat     brahma   kim   =    What   is   the    so   called   brahmam;

adhyatmam    kim   =   What   is    adhyatmam;

karma   kim   =   What   is  karmam;

adhibhutam   kim   =   What   is   adhibhutam;

kim   adhidaivam   ucyate   =   What   is   adhidaivam.

In this chapter Lord Krishna answers these different questions of Arjuna beginning with, "What is Brahman?"

The Lord also explains karma, fruitive activities, devotional service and yoga principles, and devotional service in its pure form.

The Srimad-Bhagavatam explains that the Supreme Absolute Truth is known as Brahman, Paramatma, and Bhagavan.

In addition, the living entity, individual soul, is also called Brahman.

Arjuna also inquires about atma, which refers to body, soul and mind.

According to the Vedic dictionary, atma refers to the mind, soul, body and senses also.

Arjuna has addressed the Supreme Lord as Purushottama, Supreme Person, which means that he was putting these questions not simply to a friend but to the Supreme Person, knowing Him to be the supreme authority able to give definitive answers.

To be continued  ....


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