Thoughts and concepts,
14-Cite and explain the verse that declares the Lord's omni science.
The following verse declares the Lord's omniscience:
Vedaham samatitani vartamanani carjuna
bhavisyani ca bhutani mam tu vedana kascana.
I know,O Arjuna,the beings of the past,the present,and the future,but no one knows me.
To be aware of a thing to know that thing;and to know is to illumine.Just as the sun can be considered as the eye of the world in as much as without the sun all organs of vision will be blind apertures,so too,the self can be considered as the knower of every thing, in every one,at all times and in all places.
This omniscience of the Lord is vivid when He declares "I know the beings of the past,of the present and of the future".
The eternal self is not only the awareness that lights up all life at this present movement ,but it waS THE AWARENESS THAT ILLUMINATED the objects,feelings and thoughts in all from the beginingless begining of creation and it shall be the same principle behind every knower that knows anything in all the future generations till the endless end of time.The Lord is thus omniscient,as he is the knower of every thing in all the three periodes of time.(7.26)
15-Explain why the 'knower hood' status of the self is not absolutely true.
According to the strictest vedantic philosophy,the self is not a knower,just as in the strictest logic of thought it would not be correct to say that the sun illumines the world.From our stand point,contrasting with the hours of night when things are not illuminated,we may rightly attribute the function of illuminating things during the day to the principle of light called the sun.How ever from the standpoint of the sun,which is ever brilliant, there is no movement when he is not blessing the objects with his shining touch. Therefore,it is as meaningless to say that the sun illumines the objects,as to say,"I am too busy breathing these days".
Knower-hood is only the status gained by the self when it functions through the equipment of maya;bereft of maya,the self cannot be called even a knower.(7.26)
What is the source of 'pairs of opposites'(dvandva)?
Attachment(raga)and aversion(dvesa)are the source of pairs of opposites(dvanda).(7.27)