Wednesday, December 3, 2014

[gita-talk] Daily Bhagavad Gita Message - Gita 17-05 and 17-06


||  Shree Hari  ||

Srimad Bhagavad Gita

Seventeenth Chapter

                                                   17-5, 6

aśāstravihitaṁ ghoraṁ tapyante ye tapo janāḥ
dambhāhaṅkārasaṁyuktāḥ kāmarāgabalānvitāḥ
karṣayantaḥ śarīrasthaṁ bhūtagrāmamacetasaḥ
māṁ caivāntaḥ śarīrasthaṁ tānviddhyāsuraniścayān

Those who practice severe penance not sanctioned by the scriptures because of hypocrisy and egoism, impelled by desire (lust), attachment and insolent strength, torturing not only the elements of which the body is composed of but also Me, the indweller in the body, are men of  demoniacal determination.


So far The Lord had explained about those men who disregarded the injunctions of scriptures because of 'ignorance'; but they have faith in worship of the chosen deity. Now, in these two verses, the Lord is describing those men who knowingly 'oppose' the injunctions of scriptures and God-- the opposition to the four.  This kind of opposition is not mentioned anywhere else in the description of Rajasic-Tamasic nature. 

From Gita Prabodhini  by Swami Ramsukhdasji

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