Friday, May 30, 2014

[gita-talk] The Bhagavad Gita - Daily Message - 15 /10

 

||   Shree Hari   ||

Fifteenth Chapter

||   15 / 10   ||


utkrāmantaṁ sthitaṁ vāpi bhuñjānaṁ vā guṇānvitam

vimūḍhā nānupaśyanti paśyanti jñānacakṣuṣaḥ


The deluded do not perceive the soul departing from or dwelling in another body, 

enjoying the objects of senses, united with the Gunas (modes of Nature), but only those 

who possess the eye of wisdom (knowledgeable ones) behold It. 

Departing from one body, dwelling in another body and enjoying the sense-
objects— these three activities are different, but the Self dwelling in them is the same—

in spite that this fact is very clear but the indiscriminative person does not know it, i.e., 

he does not attach importance to his experience. Being deluded by the three Gunas 

(modes of Nature), he remains as if he is unconscious (Gītā 7/13). 

In the preceding verse, the Lord mentioned five actions — hearing, seeing, 

touching, tasting and smelling, while in this verse He mentioned three actions— 

departing from one body, dwelling in another body and enjoying the sense-objects. Out 

of these eight, no action stays continuously, but the Self ever remains the same. Actions 

are eight in number but in all of them the Self remains all the time. Therefore everyone 

knows their presence and disappearance, their beginning and end, but the person (the 

Self) who knows the beginning and the end, is eternal-- that is the rule.

The Self remains one and the same in all the states and in spite of being one, 

passes through many states. Had the Self not remained one and the same, who would 

have experienced the different states? But even though this fact is very clear, yet the 

deluded people do not perceive (realize) the reality but the Yogis who possess the eye 

of wisdom perceive this reality.

From Gita Prabodhani in Hindi by Swami Ramsukhdasji  

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