Gita : Ch-13. Slo-8 to 12. Slokams and combined discussions-2.


08/02/2017

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :


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


Slokam-s. 8 to 12.


(8)

amanitvamadambhitvam  ahimsa  kshantirarjavam,



acaryopasanam  saucam   sthairyamatmavinigrahah.


amanitvam  =  humility;

adambhitvam  =  pridelessness;

ahimsa  =  nonviolence;

kshantih  =  tolerance;

arjavam  =  simplicity;

acarya-upasanam  =  approaching a bona fide spiritual master;

saucam  =  cleanliness;

sthairyam  =  steadfastness;

atma-vinigrahah  =  control;



(9)

indriyartheshu  vairagyam   anahankara  eva  ca,


janmamrtyujaravyadhiduhkhadoshanudarsanam.



indriya-artheshu  =  in the matter of the senses;

vairagyam  =  enunciation;

anahankarah  =  being without false egoism;

eva  =  certainly;

ca  =  also;

janma  =  birth;

mrtyu  =  death;

jara  =  old age;

vyadhi  =  disease;

duhkha  =  distress;

dosha  =  fault;

anudarsanam  =  observing;



(10).

asaktiranabhishvangah  putradaragrahadishu,


nityam ca  sama-cittatvam  ishtanishtopapattishu.



 asaktih  =  without attachment;

anabhishvangah  =  without association;

putra  =  son;

dara  =  wife;

graha-adishu  =  home, etc.;

nityam ca  =  also;

sama-cittatvam  =  equilibrium;

ishta  =  desirable;

anishtah  =  undesirable;

upapattishu  =  having obtained;




(11)

mayi cananyayogena  bhaktiravyabhicarini,


viviktadesasevitvam  aratirjanasamsadi.



mayi  =  unto Me;

ca  =  also;

ananya-yogena  =  by devotional service;

bhaktih  =  devotion;

avyabhicarini  =  constant, unalloyed;

vivikta  =  solitary;

desa  =  place;

sevitvam  =  aspiring;

aratih  =  without attachment;

 jana  =  people in general;

samsadi  =  mass;



(12)

adhyatmajnananityatvah  tattvajnanarthadarsanam,


etat  jnanamiti  proktam  ajnanam  yadatonyatha.



adhyatma  =  pertaining to the self;

jnana  =  knowledge;

nityatvam  =  eternity;

tattva-jnana  =  knowledge of the truth;

artha  =  the object;

darsanam  =  philosophy;

etat  =  all this;

jnanam  =  knowledge;

iti  =  thus;

proktam  =  declared;

ajnanam  =  ignorance;

yat  =  that which;

atah  =  from this;

anyatha  =  others.


Discussion-2. Qualities and Attributes :


In these five sloka-s Lord Krishna defines the quintessential qualities and attributes to achieve the means to fulfil the highest purpose of human existence.

Realisation of these 24 essential principles means knowledge through the experience of living them in conjunction with the injunctions of the Vedic scriptures.

The Supreme Lord Krishna is the object of attainment for these essential principles and is the ultimate goal to be attained. Realisation through experience equates to imbibing and living these 20 principles.

That by which things become realised is known as knowledge.

Thus knowledge is known to be a means of realisation.

Emphasis on jnana or knowledge is herein given as the goal for self-realisation.

To be continued ...


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