Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby uma » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:48 am

Hari Om. Pranam.

The importance of knowledge and what it can do has been explained in these two verses. Even a glimpse of knowledge can change the entire life of a person. Gaining knowledge breaks the bondage in a jiffy. The knowledge referred to here, is the Knowledge of the Self, the highest knowledge that can be gained. We have to bear the repercussions of all our actions, committed purposely, performed unknowingly. For every action, there is a reaction. But these karma phalas may be immediate or they may not be so. They are classified into sanchita (not yet operative), prarabdha (operative) and agami (to be operative in future). But if gain knowledge, all these karmaphalas, even sanchita and agami ones too, will be reduced to ashes, that is we would be free from the clutches of the bondage, liberated, Self Realised!

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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby murugans61 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:21 pm

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How does Jnana do away with karma is explained in verse 37. A person has conntinously been complaining about his old house to his friend. Every time he meets him he would talk about the various problems related to his old house. Suddenly, his friend noticed that the person stopped grumbling about his old house and asked him what happened. The person explained that he has sold his old house and it does not belong to him anymore. The condition of the house being what it is, once the identification with it is stopped, it brought a big relief to him. Like wise, through Jnana, when we shift the identification from Anatma to Atma, all problems, all samsara and effects of karma do not affect us.

While in ignorance the Jivatma shares his burden of Sanchita, Agami and prarabdha karmas. The fire of knowledge destroys the first two and the third ineffective though operating. The Jnani pays no heed to it than he does to the shadow of his body.

Wakeful state is the purifier of the self imposed ignorance in dream. Likewise, Self Knoweledge cleanses man of the delusion of samsara. It reinstates him in his orignal blessedness. Knowledge is therefore the best among the purifiers as explained in verse 38.

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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby vignesh » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:24 pm

Like a blazing fire, Self Knowledge reduces to ashes all the karmas and renders them in operative. Hence , knowledge is the greatest purifier.
All other sadhanas can produce punya which itself is a bondage. More over , no other sadhana can destroy ignorance which is the root cause of all sins.
That seeker who has purified the mind will soon attain knowledge by the teaching of a Guru.
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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby uma » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:18 pm

Hari Om. Pranam to all.

This remained to be assigned for posting, so posting it now. Apologise sincerely for the inadvertence.

HGRR:

Thoughts and Concepts

35. Which verses in the fourth chapter describe the glory of Knowledge?

अपि चेदसि पापेभ्य: सर्वेभ्य: पापकृत्तम: |
सर्वं ज्ञानप्लवेनैव वृजिनं संतरिष्यसि ||३६||

Api chedasi Paapebhyah sarvebyah paapakrittamah |
Sarvam jnaanaplavenaiva vrijinam santarishyasi ||


36. Even if you are the most sinful of all sinners, yet you shall verily cross all sins by the raft of “knowledge” (4.36)

यथैधान्सि समिध्दोsग्निर्भस्मसात्कुरुतेsर्जुन |
ज्ञानाग्नि: सर्वकर्माणि भस्मसात्कुरुते तथा ||३७ ||

Yathai-dhamsi samiddho-‘gnir-bhasmasat-kurute-‘rjuna
Jnanagnih sarva-karmani bhasmasat-kurute tatha


37. As the blazing fire reduces fuel to ashes, O Arjuna, so does the Fire –of-Knowledge reduce all actions to ashes. (4.37)

न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशं पवित्रमिह विद्यते |
तत्स्वयं योगसंसिध्द: कालेनात्मनि विन्दति || ३८ ||

na hi jnanena sadrsam pavitram-iha vidyate
tat-svayam yoga-samsiddhah kalen-atmani vindati.

38. Certainly, there is no purifier in this world like " Knowledge". He who is himself perfected in Yoga finds it in himself in good time. (4.38)

Selections for Reflection:

14. Just to a drowning man there is nothing precious than a life-belt, so too to the deluded ego there cannot be a greater possession and a nobler endeavour than the acquisition of "Knowledge" of its own Real Nature. (4.38)

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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby uma » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:58 am

Hari Om. Pranam to all.

Let us continue with our studies.

The current theme is " Qualities necessary for acquiring wisdom" - stanza 39.
We will study the next 1 stanza now.

Kindly post as follows:

Verse 39 : Vighneshaji

Selections for Reflection

15 Ganeshaji

Verse for Memorisation For all

Verse 39


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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby vignesh » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:35 pm

Verse 39:

sraddha-vamllabhate jnanam tatparah samyate-ndriyah
jnanam labdhva param santim - acirena-dhigacchati.

sraddhavan - the man of faith
labhate-obtains
jnanam-knwoedge
tat-parah-devoted
samyata-indriyah-who has subdued the senses
jnanam-knowledge
labdhva-having obtained
param-supreme
santim-to peace
acirena-ere long
adhi-gacchati - goes, gets

The man who is full of faith, who is devoted to It, and who has subdued the senses, obtains ( this) "Knowledge", ere long, he goes to the Supreme Peace.

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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby sganesh0112 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:50 pm

Hari Om and Pranams!

Reflections – 15

To walk the Path-Divine is to get out of the gutter of sensuousness. Excessive sense-life and Absolute God-life are antitheses to each other; where the one is, the other cannot be. Where the light of inward serenity and deeper peace have come, the darkness created by sense passions and animal appetites must depart. (4.39)

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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby uma » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:55 am

Hari Om. Pranam.

Here is the Verse 39 for our discussion. Please post your thoughts,
your study notes, reflections on this verse.

Offering this garland of verses to you O Krishna with Love from all of
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श्रद्धावांल्लभते ज्ञानं तत्पर: संयतेद्रिय: |
ज्ञानं लब्ध्वा परां शान्तिमचिरेणाधिगच्छति ||३९ ||

sraddha-vamllabhate jnanam tatparah samyate-ndriyah
jnanam labdhva param santim - acirena-dhigacchati


श्रद्धावान -sraddhavan - the man of faith,लभते- labhate-obtains,ज्ञानं - jnanam-knowedge, तत्पर: -tat-parah-devoted,
संयत इन्द्रिय: -samyata-indriyah-who has subdued the senses, ज्ञानं- jnanam-knowledge,लब्ध्वा - labdhva-having obtained
परां -param-supreme, शान्तिं -santim-to peace, अचिरेण - acirena-ere long, अधिगच्छति -adhi-gacchati - goes, gets

39. The man who is full of faith, who is devoted to It, and who has subdued the senses, obtains ( this) "Knowledge", ere long, he goes to the Supreme Peace

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Selections for Reflecions

15. To walk the Path-Divine is to get out of the gutter of sensuousness. Excessive sense-life and Absolute God-life are antitheses to each other; where the one is, the other cannot be. Where the light of inward serenity and deeper peace have come, the darkness created by sense passions and animal appetites must depart. (4.39)

Verse for Memorisation

श्रद्धावांल्लभते ज्ञानं तत्पर: संयतेद्रिय: |
ज्ञानं लब्ध्वा परां शान्तिमचिरेणाधिगच्छति ||३९ ||

sraddha-vamllabhate jnanam tatparah samyate-ndriyah
jnanam labdhva param santim - acirena-dhigacchati
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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby sathiavathi » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:51 am

HARI OM

VERSE-39.

FAITH,DEVOTION,AND SELF-controll are the three imperative necessities that a seeker needed to reach the divine self.One
should rightly evaluate the meanings of these words.Some seekers are often poorer in their intellectual and mental growth
because of their unintelligent insistence of sraddha as blind faith and unquestioned acceptance of any declaration said to be divine.
So lord explains to Arjuna that one should readily understand the exact import of the scriptual text as well as the exact meaning of it.
A seeker should give undivided attention to his faith on all occasions to keep in his mind a continuous consciousness of the divine
and there by purifying and shaping his 'within'to the glorious beauty of the divine.That is he must give full devotion in to the
scheme of living that of the upanishads advice.The sraddha and jnana can not sustain themselves unless he is constantly striving his best
to live in a spirit of self controll. Only knowledge can depart the darkness created by sense passions and animal appetites.so a seeker
should learn to live in steady and constant sense-controll.Having gained the right knowledge, one reaches the supreme peace.All activities, constructive or
destructive, are our attempts to discover a greater and a better joy or happiness.All our actions in everyday life are our attempts to
fulfill our desires.No action is possible unless one is motivated by an inner urge in him to seek a greater sense of joy.If thus,the whole world is
striving to win the highest joy.Having gained it, one has to invest all his energy to retain the same.Then it is better that the goal of life
should be absolute happiness,where all strife ends,all desires are fulfilled,all thoughts and agitations are finally exhausted.The restlessness of the mind
and the weary fatigue of the body shall both end,when absolute joy is obtained.Absolute joy is the absolute peace.
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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby murugans61 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:39 pm

Hari OM

In this verse, Lord Krishna explains what is required for gaining the Self Knowledge and what is accomplished by the knowledge.

First one must have sraddha, faith in the sastra and in the words of the Guru. Then as as result of this sraddha, a commitment arises that causes a person to give up everything and pursue the knowledge by approaching a teacher with proper attitude. In addition, the person must also have the sense organs under control. Dissipation and distraction stand in the way of a person from gaining knowledge. If one always goes by his fancies, he will not have time for gaining knowledge. When these three factors are there i.e faith, commitment and sense mastery, the knowledge will definitely be gained.

In the wake of knowledge, peace is gained immediately. The peace discussed in this verse is our very nature and not the temporary tranquility of mind between two agitations, which is gained by other sadhanas such as karma yoga and upasana yoga. In spite of what the mind thinks, the Knowledgeable person knows “ I am Santa, Ananada svaroopam” and he is ever free. Just as there is no distance, no interval of time between eating food and appeasing hunger, there is no distance between knowledge and freedom.

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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby uma » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:39 pm

Hari Om. Pranam to all.

As everyone has pointed out, the verse is about how Lord Krishna explains to Arjuna, who gets the ultimate knowledge. To get the True Knowledge, one has to be subdue the senses, that is one should be in complete control over his senses. Many a times, mind is carried away with the senses completely and thinks nothing else other than the desire, which has taken birth due to a particular sense. One eats something, and craves eating it again and again, one smells something and desires to possess it and so own. So instead of mind controlling the senses, the senses tend to have complete control over the mind. This situation has to be reversed.
Also, one should have complete faith. Unwavering faith under all circumstances and at all times is essential for gaining knowledge. Many a times, people who have faith, tend to lose it instantly when something adverse happens. So faith has to present deeply under all the circumstances. So also, one must be devoted to the cause at all the times. When one pursues knowledge, with complete faith and following only one desire of gaining knowledge, forgetting everything else, there are high chances of success.

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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby vignesh » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:03 pm

One who has faith in the sastra and Guru, who is totally devoted and whose organs are restrained attains knowledge. Having attained knowledge, he will soon attain supreme peace.

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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby uma » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:23 pm

Hari Om. Pranam to all.

Let us continue with our studies.

The current theme is " Arise O Bharata" - stanzas 40-42

We will study the next 3 stanzas now.

Kindly post as follows:

40 Muruganji
41 Uma
42 Ganehsaji

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Thoughts and Concepts

36 Muruganji
37 Uma
38 Ganehsaji

Selections for Reflection

16 Vighaneshaji

Verse for Memorisation - All

Verse 40
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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby murugans61 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:50 pm

Hari OM
Verse 40

Ajnas-casradda-dhanas-ca samsay-atma vinasyati
nayam loko-sti na paro na sukham samsay-atmanah

ajnah-the ignorant, ca and, asraddadhanah - the faithless, ca-and, samsaya-atma- the doubting self, vinasyati - goes to destruction,na-not, ayam-this, lokah-world, asti-is, na-not, parah-the next, na-not, sukham-happiness, samsaya-atmanah - for the doubting Self.
The ignorant, the faithless, the doubting-self goes to destruction; there is neither this world, nor the other, nor happiness for the doubter.

Thoughts and concepts:
36)What are the three categories of persons who get destroyed?

The ignorant, faithless and the doubting-self fail in the spiritual path. The ignorant, the faithless, the doubting-self goes to destruction; there is neither this world, nor the other, nor happiness for the doubter.

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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby uma » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:32 pm

Hari Om. Pranam.

Posting Verse 41

योगसंन्यस्तकर्माणं ज्ञानसंच्छिन्नसंशयं |
आत्मवन्तं न कर्माणि निबध्नन्ति धनंजयं ||४१||

yogasanystakarmaanam jnaansamchinnasamshayam
aatmavantam na karmaani nibadhannti dhananjayam

योग-संन्यस्त-कर्माणं - One who has renounced actions by Yoga, ज्ञान-संच्छिन्न -संशयं - One whose doubts are rent asunder by Knowledge, आत्मवन्तं - possessing or posed in the Self, न - not, कर्माणि- actions, निबध्नन्ति - bind, धनंजयं - O Dhananjaya

41. He who has renounced actions by Yoga, whose doubts are rent asunder by "Knowledge", who is poised in the Self as the Self, actions do not bind him, O Dhananjaya.

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Thoughts and Concepts

37. By what means can one destroy doubt about the Self?

With the sword of Knowledge

तस्मादज्ञानसंभूतं हृत्स्थं ज्ञानासिनात्मन: |
छित्वैनं संशयं योगमातिष्ठोत्तिष्ठ भारत ||४२||

tasmaadjnaansambhootam hrustham jnaanaasinaatmana:
chitvainam samshayam yogamaatishthottishtha bhaarat

Therefore with the sword of Knowledge, cut asunder the doubt about the Self, born of "ignorance", residing in your heart, and take refuge in Yoga. Arise O bharata. (4.42)


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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby vignesh » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:38 pm

Selction for Reflection:

16) He whose teeth have become septic must constantly poison the food that he is taking; so too, those who have the tendency to doubt everything will never be able to accommodate themselves to any situation, however perfect and just it might be. ( 4.40)

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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby sganesh0112 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:56 pm

Hari Om and Pranams!

V.42 Tasmaat ajnaana sambhutam hrutstham jnaanaasinaatmanah |
Chit-vainam samsayam yogam attistta uttishtta Bharata ||


tasmaat–therefore, ajnaana-sambhutam – born out of ignorance, hrutstham– residing in the heart, jnaana-aasina - the sword of knowledge, atmanah – of the Self, chittva - having cut, enam – this, samsayam – doubt, yogam – yoga, aathishta – take refuge, uttisthah - arise, bharata - O Bharata


Therefore, with the Sword-of-Knowledge cut asunder the doubt-of-the – Self, born of ‘ ignorance’, residing in your heart, and take refuge in “Yoga”. Arise, O Bharata.

Thoughts and concepts:

38. What does the term”heart” mean in spiritual literature?

It is traditional belief in Vedanta that ‘the intellect is seated in the heart’ wherein the terem ‘heart’ does not mean the fleshy pumping instrument in the human body. The term ‘heart’ is used not in its physiological meaning but in its literary usage, where heart means the source of all love and sympathy – of all noble human emotions. (4.42)

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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby uma » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:22 pm

Hari Om. Pranam.

Here are the verses 40 to 42 for our discussion. Please post your thoughts,
your study notes, reflections on these verses.

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Verse 40

अज्ञश्चाश्रद्धधानश्च संशयात्मा विनश्यति |
नायं लोकोsस्ति न परो न सुखं संशयात्मन: ||४०||

Ajnas-casradda-dhanas-ca samsay-atma vinasyati
nayam loko-sti na paro na sukham samsay-atmanah

अज्ञ: -ajnah-the ignorant, च- ca- and, अश्रद्धधान: -asraddadhanah - the faithless, च- ca-and, संशय-आत्मा-samsaya-atma- the doubting self,विनश्यति - vinasyati - goes to destruction,न-na-not, अयं -ayam-this, लोक: - lokah-world,अस्ति - asti-is, न -na-not, पर: -parah-the next, न -na-not, सुखं -sukham-happiness, संशय-आत्मन: -samsaya-atmanah - for the doubting Self.

40. The ignorant, the faithless, the doubting-self goes to destruction; there is neither this world, nor the other, nor happiness for the doubter.

Verse 41

योगसंन्यस्तकर्माणं ज्ञानसंच्छिन्नसंशयं |
आत्मवन्तं न कर्माणि निबध्नन्ति धनंजयं ||४१||

yogasanystakarmaanam jnaansamchinnasamshayam
aatmavantam na karmaani nibadhannti dhananjayam

योग-संन्यस्त-कर्माणं - One who has renounced actions by Yoga, ज्ञान-संच्छिन्न -संशयं - One whose doubts are rent asunder by Knowledge, आत्मवन्तं - possessing or posed in the Self, न - not, कर्माणि- actions, निबध्नन्ति - bind, धनंजयं - O Dhananjaya

41. He who has renounced actions by Yoga, whose doubts are rent asunder by "Knowledge", who is poised in the Self as the Self, actions do not bind him, O Dhananjaya.

Verse 42

तस्मादज्ञानसंभूतं हृत्स्थं ज्ञानासिनात्मन: |
छित्वैनं संशयं योगमातिष्ठोत्तिष्ठ भारत ||४२||


Tasmaat ajnaana sambhutam hrutstham jnaanaasinaatmanah |
Chit-vainam samsayam yogam attistta uttishtta Bharata ||

तस्मात -tasmaat–therefore, अज्ञान-संभूतं -ajnaana-sambhutam – born out of ignorance, हृत्स्थं - hrutstham– residing in the heart, ज्ञान-असिना - jnaana-aasina - the sword of knowledge, आत्मना: -atmanah – of the Self, छित्वा - chittva - having cut, एनं -enam – this, संशयं -samsayam – doubt, योगं -yogam – yoga, आतिष्ठ - aathishta – take refuge, उत्तिष्ठ -uttisthah - arise, भारत bharata - O Bharata


42. Therefore, with the Sword-of-Knowledge cut asunder the doubt-of-the – Self, born of ‘ ignorance’, residing in your heart, and take refuge in “Yoga”. Arise, O Bharata.


HGRR

Thoughts and concepts:

36. What are the three categories of persons who get destroyed?

The ignorant, faithless and the doubting-self fail in the spiritual path. The ignorant, the faithless, the doubting-self goes to destruction; there is neither this world, nor the other, nor happiness for the doubter.

37. By what means can one destroy doubt about the Self?

With the sword of Knowledge

तस्मादज्ञानसंभूतं हृत्स्थं ज्ञानासिनात्मन: |
छित्वैनं संशयं योगमातिष्ठोत्तिष्ठ भारत ||४२||

tasmaadjnaansambhootam hrustham jnaanaasinaatmana:
chitvainam samshayam yogamaatishthottishtha bhaarat

Therefore with the sword of Knowledge, cut asunder the doubt about the Self, born of "ignorance", residing in your heart, and take refuge in Yoga. Arise O bharata. (4.42)

38. What does the term”heart” mean in spiritual literature?

It is traditional belief in Vedanta that ‘the intellect is seated in the heart’ wherein the terem ‘heart’ does not mean the fleshy pumping instrument in the human body. The term ‘heart’ is used not in its physiological meaning but in its literary usage, where heart means the source of all love and sympathy – of all noble human emotions. (4.42)



Selection for Reflection:

16. He whose teeth have become septic must constantly poison the food that he is taking; so too, those who have the tendency to doubt everything will never be able to accommodate themselves to any situation, however perfect and just it might be. ( 4.40)


Verse for Memorisation

अज्ञश्चाश्रद्धधानश्च संशयात्मा विनश्यति |
नायं लोकोsस्ति न परो न सुखं संशयात्मन: ||४०||

Ajnas-casradda-dhanas-ca samsay-atma vinasyati
nayam loko-sti na paro na sukham samsay-atmanah

40. The ignorant, the faithless, the doubting-self goes to destruction; there is neither this world, nor the other, nor happiness for the doubter.
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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby sathiavathi » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:44 am

HARI OM

VERSE-40.

The word 'ajnah' in this verse stands for the man who lacks the capacity to differentiate between truth and untruth, the self and nonself, so that he is unable
to decide what is duty what is not duty.The word 'asraddadhanah' means who lack faith in god.The other world deal with the means of God-realization that is the
fruits of teachings and practices taught by the wise man. 'samsayatma is the doubting soul,who cannot arrive at any conclusion about the existance of God and the
other world. Man who is devoid of intelligence and reasoning can not correctly grasp the import of vedas and scriptures or the teachings of wise man.BECAUSE OF THE
LACK of faith in whatever he understands, he entertains doubt at every steps and cannot decide what he should do and what he should not do.He fritters away his human
life invain and remains totally deprived of the supreme good that would have brought to him if he made the best use of the teachings.thus such a man is lost to the
spiritual path.Man who possesses knowledge and faith does not come to ruin his life.With the help of faith and reason he removes his doubt all the time and take to
the path of duty. He attains success and achieve the end of human existance.Even the ignorant man lacking discrimination, if endowed with faith can attain the
highest object of life through the grace of wise man. But the doubting soul who possesses neither discrimination nor faith is left without any means to remove his
doubts. He takes a down ward course until faith and discrimination dawn upon him.He suffers a spiritual fall.He cannot expect to prosper in the world by obtaining
wealth, glory and name nor he enjoys the blessings of heaven after death.It is not possible for him to attain success in any sphere so long as he entertain doubt in
his mind. He fails to arrive at a definite conclusion.

VERSE-41
IN THIS VERSE LORD PRAISES the karmayogi, free of doubt and self possessed, with a view to encouraging Arjuna to take the practice of karmayoga, overcomming his doubt
by discrimination.We have learned to work on in perfect detachment renouncing our attachment to the fruit of actions and to remove our every doubt regarding
god realization in our own inner experiences of the nobler and the diviner in us.As a result the ego comes to rediscover itself to be nothing other than the Atman.
Than the individual ego comes to live "poised in the self as the self.When such an individual works his action can never bind him.It is only the egoistic
activities motivated by our egocentric desires that leave gross impressions on our personality and thus painfully bind us to reap the reactions.With a sense of
detachment and right knowledge when one has completely destroyed his ego sense, his actions cannot bind him at all.

VERSE-42.
Explaining the wonderous result and the supreme profit that true knowledge can give to the deluded, Lord advices Arjuna to annihilate these doubt-of-the self
born of ignorance, residing in his heart and take refuge in yoga.This chapter concludes with a spirited call to Arjuna : "Arise o bharata" and comming out of infatuations
born of ignorance, and do your duty.It is a call to every seeker to get up and act well in the spirit of yoga and there by gain more and more inner purity, so that
through true meditation every one of us can come to experiance and gain the supreme peace which is the final fulfillment of evolution.
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Re: Gita Study Group : Chapter 4 : Dnyan Karma Sannyas Yoga

Postby sganesh0112 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:07 pm

Hari Om! Pranams!

Best wishes on this auspicious Janmashtami day. Let us- we Sadhakas once again rededicate ourselves on this "Appearance day" of the Lord as our beloved Krishna, to our study of the Gita - which our Blessed Lord has given to Humanity for their Self-development.

Jai Bolo Krishna Bhagawan ki!

Hari Om!

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