Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :
Chapter-13. ( Khetra-kshetrajna-vibhaga-yogam )
Mahabutaniahankarah bhuddhiraviyaktameva ca,
Indriyani dasaikam ca panchendriyagocarah.
mahabutani = five elements ( Akasam, vayu, agni, jalam, bhumi. );
ahankaram = false ego ( A sense of "karthrutva- bhoktyatva-abhimanam" );
bhuddhi avyaktam = intelligence, vasana;
dhasa indriyani = ten indriyas;
ekam = mind;
pancha indriya gocarah = five indriya vishayas ( objects : form, sound, taste, smell, touch. ), thus, consisting of 24 tattva-s.
iccha dveshah sukam dukham samkhatascetana drutih,
etat kshetram samasena savikaramudahrutam.
etat kshetram = this kshetram ( our body );
iccha dvesham sukam dukkam = desire, hatred, joy and sorrow;
samkhatah cetana drutih = samkhatam, cetana, and druti;
savikaram = thus 7 emotions;
samasena udahrutam = briefed to you Arjuna.
Discussion - 3.
The five great elements are a gross representation of the subtle false ego.
They are a representation in the material conception.
Consciousness is represented by intelligence, of which the unmanifested stage is the three modes of material nature.
The unmanifested three modes of material nature is called pradhana.
One who desires to know the twenty-four elements in detail along with their interactions should study the philosophy in more detail. In Bhagavadgeeta, a summary only is given.
The body is the representation of all these factors, and there are changes of the body, which are six in number: the body is born, it grows, it stays, it produces by-products, then begins to decay, and at the last stage it vanishes.
Therefore the field ( Kshetram or our body ) is a non permanent material thing. However, the kshetrajnan, the Lord, is different.
To be continued ...