Gita : Ch-13. Slo-5. Discussion-7.

Monday, Nov 21, 2016.
Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :
Chapter-13. (Kshetra-kshetrajna-vibhaga-yogam)

Slokam-5. ( That knowledge of the field of activities and of the knower of activities is described by various sages in various Vedic writings-especially in the Vedānta-sūtra-and is presented with all reasoning as to cause and effect. )

rshibhirbahudha  gitam  chandobhir  vividhaih  prthak,

brahmasutrapadaiscaiva  hetumadbhir  viniscitaih.

 rshibhih  bahudha  =  by  Rishi-s  in  many  ways;
vividhaih  chandobhih  =  many  different  Vedic mantra-s ( hymens );
hetumadbhih  viniscitaih  =  with cause and effect  and  ascertain ( certain  and  sure );
brahma-sutrapadais  eva  ca  =   the  vedantam  and  aphorism  too;
( etat)  prthak  gitam  =  variously  described  ( this  specially  reflected ).


The question may be raised as to whose elaborate teachings will Lord Krishna briefly summarise.

Here it refers to rishis or holy sages such as Vasistha and Parasara etc. who have described it in various ways as objects of meditation and concentration of the cosmic mind and also what has been variously sung in propitiation to the Supreme Lord and the various yagnas or rites of propitiation offered to Him both daily and occasional is indicative of the brahman or spiritual substratum pervading all existence.

Upanisadic texts such as Taittriya Upanisad III.I state :-

That from which all these things are born. This indirectly describes the brahman.

Whereas the Taittriya Upanisad II.I states:-

 Existence, knowledge, infinity is the brahman. This defines the brahman and helps to attain it directly in its true essence.

To be continued  ....


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