Thursday, November 12, 2015

[gita-talk] Why Gita 3/15 says that God is present only in sacrifice when God is Omnipresent ?


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Gita Related Question ‒  

God is omnipresent,  then why has it been said in Gita 3/15 that He is always present only in sacrifice ?   Is He not always present at other places ?


प्रश्न‒परमात्मा तो सर्वव्यापी हैं, फिर उनको (३ । १५ में) केवल यज्ञमें नित्य प्रतिष्ठित क्यों कहा गया है ? क्या वे दूसरी जगह नित्य प्रतिष्ठित नहीं हैं ?

उत्तरसर्वव्यापी परमात्माको यज्ञ अर्थात् कर्तव्यकर्ममें नित्य प्रतिष्ठित कहनेका तात्पर्य है कि यज्ञ उनका उपलब्धि-स्थान है । जैसे जमीनमें सब जगह जल होनेपर भी वह कुएँसे प्राप्त होता है, ऐसे ही परमात्मा सब जगह परिपूर्ण होनेपर भी अपने कर्तव्यकर्मका निष्कामभावपूर्वक पालन करनेसे प्राप्त होते हैं । तात्पर्य है कि अपने कर्तव्य-कर्मका पालन करनेसे सर्वव्यापी परमात्माका अनुभव हो जाता है ।

It seems like meaning of यज्ञ  here is कर्तव्यकर्म

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आपके प्रश्नमें only in sacrifice शब्द आपने अपने लगा दिए हैं जो भ्रामक है। साधक-संजीवनीमें गीता 3 : 15 के अर्थमें दिया है - इसलिये (वह) सर्वव्यापी परमात्मा यज्ञ (कर्तव्यकर्म) में नित्य स्थित है। 
इसमें केवल यज्ञ में स्थित है, ऐसा नहीं दिया है। अपनी ओरसे अनावश्यक only in sacrifice शब्द डालेंगे तो भ्रम होगा ही। 


  • Hari SharaNam,
    God is omnipresent and therefore he is present in every place.

    Gita 3/15 does not say he is present only in sacrifice. It says he is always present in YAGYA (TASMAAT SARVAGATM BRAHM NITYAM YAGYE PRATISHTHITAM).
    How is he always present in YAGYA? Because he is the initiator (3/15,17/23) , enjoyer (5/29, 9/24), protector (8/4, 9/24) of the YAGYAs (i.e. selfless effort dedicated to the Lord towards realizing the Lord/ TRUTH/ ..) and blesses the performers of YAGYAs with the AMRIT / nector as the remnant of the YAGYAs which is nothing but his true form (i..e ETERNAL BRAHM).


    Niteesh Dubey


  • Dear Sadaks,
    God is Omnipresent, but you cannot see. But in sacrifice you can see HIM. Sadaks wants real examples please ask.


  • Hari Om

    Where does 3/15 say that He is present "ONLY" in sacrifice ? No...Gita does not say so - your caption to the Question erroneously may say so, but not Holy Gita. 3/15 says He is "ever present" in duty not He is "only present" in duty. 

    Jai Shree Krishna

    Vyas N B


Which Gita you have been reading? Gita does not say that He is always present only in sacrifice.

There are so many places in books like Gita and Bhagavatam where it is said that God is present everywhere, in all beings and at all times.

g a mittal


we have always been told god is omnipresent he is everywhere he sees everything he listens he senses everything we can not hide anything from him ,--we are told to do good things -sacrifice is said to the most beneficial for the' prani 'it purifies the soul, sacrifice is one way for it -- purification of the soul -serving the humanity without any self interest is also said to be --atmshuddhi ka karya , truth ,purity ,faith in god --are the good KARMAS

chaman nigam


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