Gita : Ch-13. Introduction-2.

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Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :

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


Contents  of  this  chapter,  continuity  of  the  ideas  of  last  seventh  and  eighth  chapters  only.

Four  chapters  From  the  9th  to  12th,  may  be considered    as  explanation  of   Arjuna's  doubts  clarifications  and  the  strengthen  his  awareness  of  consciousness of  tattvam-s.

Lord  did  not  forget   the  prime  idea  of  the  eighth  chapter.

After  almost  satisfying  the  mano-bhuddhi  of  his  disciple  ( Arjuna ),  then  Lord  Lord  returns  to  earlier  idea.

Great  Acharyas  who  see  Srimad  Bhagavad-Gita  which  has  eighteen  chapters,  as  the  narration  of  'Maha-vakyam' "Tattvamasi,"  divided  the  text  into  three  parts  of  six  chapters  each.

"Of  the  'Maha-vakyam' "Tattvamasi"   the  terms  'TAT' indicate  "Paramatma,"  and   'TVAM'  to   "Jivatma"  and  'ASI'  to  their  oneness.

The  first  six  chapters  (  Prathamashtakam )  are  about  tvam  ( jivatma ),  next  six  chapters  ( dvateeyashtakam )   about  tat  ( Paramatma ),  after  explaining  these  two  parts  in  total  till  twelve  chapters,  the  last  six  chapters  ( triteeyashtakam )  will  be  the  commentary  of  the  term  'ASI.'

Now  this  thirteenth  chapter  onwards  till  eighteenth  chapter  will  be  the  content  of  triteeyashtakam,  it  is  said  so.

To be continued  ...

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