Friday, May 31, 2013

[gita-talk] Who is Arjuna in the Gita - Need Clarification !


Everything is appearing jumbled up.  

On one hand Swamiji says -  "We must not even keep a resolve" then on the other hand he says "in doing we must be careful"
In Gita too on one hand Krishna says "Karmanyevaadhikaaraste..." (2/47),  "Your right is to work only,"(2/47) , then on the other hand he says "Na karoti na lipyate...."  " it neither acts nor gets tainted." 
Swamiji says "doing is also karma, and not doing is also karma"  I understand this,  however,  when the "self" does not do is it the experiencer, then who does Krishna say to that "your right is only in doing your duty (karma)?  In other words,  in Gita who is this Arjuna?   (spirit or the body).   
In pictures everywhere, you only see his body listening to the instructions from the Gita.  

Humbly,   Sadhak


सब कुछ गड्ड-मड्ड हो रहा है।
एक ओर स्वामीजीने कहा है,''अपना संकल्प भी नहीं रखना है।'' फिर दूसरी ओर कहा है,''करनेमें सावधानी रखनी है।''
गीतामें भी एक ओर कृष्णने कहा है,''कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते ...'' (२:४७), फिर दूसरी ओर कहा है,''न करोति न लिप्यते ..."
स्वामीजीने कहा है,''करना भी कर्म है और न करना भी कर्म है।'' यह तो समझमें आता है, किन्तु जब स्वयं न करता है
और न भोगता है तो कृष्णने किसे कहा है कि कर्म करनेमें ही तेरा अधिकार है? अर्थात गीतामें यह अर्जुन कौन है? [आत्मा अथवा शरीर]
चित्रोंमें सब जगह उसका शरीर ही दिखाया गया है गीताका उपदेश लेते।


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