Very Important slokam-s : ( Members, follow carefully )
Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :
Slokam- 8 to 12*. ( Introduction )- Pat-2.
The state "Kshetrajnan" imposed on "Atma" is due to its relationship with "Ksetram" only. This is already explained in detail, in previous slokam-s. Hereafter one should know about "Atma". Lord Krishna narrates : the 20 Sadhanas ( Jnana-sadhana-s ) to attain the Jnanam about "Atma". These makes a person fit for "Atmasakskatkaram". A must for all who wants to know "Atma". Slokam-8 to 12, count them one by one for us :
Of 20 Sadhanas ( Jnana-sadhana-s ) -11 to 20
11. Anahankara is absence of false ego or misidentification of the physical body as the self. Aahankarah means relinquishing false ego and identification of the physical body as the self,
12. Anudarsanam is reflecting on the evils of birth and inevitable old age, disease and death.
13. Asakti is detachment from over attraction to wife, sons and family members. Asakti means equipoise and non-attachment to wife, sons and other loved ones.
14. Anabhisvangah is neutrality in both happiness and distress. Anabhisvanga means remaining even minded to s what life gives whether evil or excellence befalls one.
15. Sama-citta is equipoise of mind in both favourable and unfavourable circumstances.
sama-citta means to avoid both happiness or distress by temporary external circumstances
16. Bhaktih is rendering exclusive loving devotion to the Supreme Lord Krishna.
The compound words avyabhicarini bhakti means unwavering.
Unalloyed loving devotion to the Supreme Lord Krishna and realising the atma in all living beings.
17. Vivikta-desa-sevitvam is fondness for solitary places out in nature for inhabiting. vivekta- desa-sevitam is fondness for performing austerities in solitary places,
18. Adhyatma-jnana-nityatvam is to be permanently established in knowledge of the soul.
The words adhyatma-jnana nityatvam means always interested in spiritual knowledge and self-realisation and atma-tattva or knowledge of the immortal soul within.
19. Tattva-jnana-darsana is contemplating the spiritual teachings of the Vedas to gain insight.
20. Aratir jana-samsadt means indifference to mundane topics and mundane association.