Gita-Nectar: I - 164 to 180 with English Comments

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ѤvaIsnanvyTI| vEda: kafOyamka: .

yTa p#aO| Wtmp vavak]tmyt: =164 =

vaBavkmpaday laEkbYnvadn:

ktIy| vayktIy| XEmayaEpdSt tE = 165 =

nah|ktEIt bYa vW ktIy| kmI yCB| .

kmIp#ym|Oa smb#'vbaEDka: = 166 =

spaIt yTa rj: @yavp pdE pdE .

AadyBasta laEka: sady| scracr| = 167 =

cdadyEn BaytE s eksvIBask: .

BaskaE Basn| Bay| it OEDa vBayhaE = 168 =

vttaE BanmEk| c ny:S:snatn: .

bhjmvayynat vEdaTI yTatT| = 169 =

skmIBsdacarW: dyaXayadsdqgNW: .

vvp| vy|yaEt: iyEv| p#p#ryhaE = 170 =

yTa yTa p#ygvTt| mn: tTa tTa mt vasna| . iyrya p#ykqp#vNta kayaI

bE: yEn kEnaypayEn . vxyvasnav: yda jaytE tda s|g: kam: @D: s|maEh:

mtvB#m: iyady: @mat prNta Bvt . etvyTI| nynWmOkadkmI

vht| SaOEx . vEdaEdtkmIs yaynvan kmaIN tan SacaransrNat it

nkamkmIN: nWrtyINananat savkmaOvasna AvSytE . As|yan

PlayptE kal@mEN maEXaEpyaEgn . iTmEv vdyO OanntvdSIn: .

yTEs|carnvO:, mnaEnymn| , mnaEraynvO: , AamyWkag#YayasEn Ѥ:KvmrN| ,

ragExadnras: , Sa|tlaB: , ip#ayaTI| ynaBav: , snatnDmIB: , vhtannan-

jy:KaBav: , AnamgNapv| , njmsaTIy| , skmIad , sasnajnkv| ,

As|bp#lapnvO: , Ѥs|gvrag: , vEtrvasnadahkv| , ktIvadyag: , Ah|karnvO: ,

laEks|g#h: ,mmtadyag: , kalysѤpyaEg: , pamraNamp rajmagIbaEDkv| ,

c@anvtIn| , p#arDapaEh: iyady: svItaE{p XEm|kra laEkanam Sacarp#tapkvat .

Aama AvBasyyEk: it OpYBan| vvXt| . AprCvpsKavBaIv:

BmandaByrt kxayE kmIB: pvE vyaEt:p#rN| BvyEv = 164 - 170 =

I- 164-170: To extricate ourselves from the inherent bad tendencies that have become our nature, the only way is the observance of the duties enjoined on us by the hoary vedas. Duties have to be discharged, but with the attitude that 'I am not the doer'. Though it is the Veda that enjoins the duty, their subtle teaching is the search for the Self. Just as the rope is the truth of the snake, so also the actions enjoined by the vedas have the Absolute as their real meaning and significance. The universe shines by the Light of the Sun. But everything shines by the Light of the Universal Consciousness. Apparently there are three things: the Lighter, the Light and the Lighted. But in reality there is only one: The Light. The other two are merged in it. This is the significance of the vedas that one perceives after several lives of experience. This is not the only result of continuous adherence to the Vedic injunctions. There are innumerable secondary consequences: Non-attachment to worldly distractions; Discipline of the mind; Detachment from the vibrations of the mind; Freedom from sorrowful feelings by practice of one-pointed attention to the Self; Indifference to desire and hate; Peace; Absence of effort to attain one's wishes; devotion to the eternal dharma; Absence of unhappiness arising from non-observance of enjoined duties; the state of being untouched by qualities of the non-self; fulfilment of the human birth; the birth of noble tendencies; riddance of aimless and continuous wailing; relief from ego; being of use to the rest of the world; relief from the attitude of mine and thine; pious use of Time; and many more of the kind.

vatr| tcmt sES| vmp#kpt| .

vyasnamnBvE Bat v| c 袾t: = 171 =

yavdEv yda 袾: tavdEv tdat tt .

yda tyaEps|har: y| svI| vlytE = 172 =

AtsO jgln| p#baEDE jaytE pn: .

rEvEh s:yat AXadnamp vt: = 173 =

AmmtE OatsOa nayEvEhEt ny: .

mEymaOy catv| BavEnWv nhytE = 174 =

vavaya blEnWv ana| Trtap c .

t sy| c satE d#a saX h kEvl: = 175 =

ysayapEX| c d#tadvIBaytE .

hthtyadBav: v evaytnE sda = 176 =

E: pvI| y| nam AnBynampamna sdEvast . AtѥrTvtn: p#TmdSInE yTa .

yy sy vatry iyOaprOan| vna n t tmktImrqht . tdTImEv sbIhvDa

Bvt . snaIm bhvItar ev . AaraEpEN vvtar: ApvadEn s|har: . SyyaErBv|

yTa vpn p#baEDtyaE: . mans mEys: mEys mans: iyyaEyayѤvat

matWvavSytE d#E: d#a it . manmEyadvy sxO lyat nyd#: Aamn: n ly:

kdap vtE . AKfvpNIvadDmInyvat . vsOadanEn 袾svadaE yytE = 171-176 =

I- 171-176: Did what is perceived exist before its perception? Yes it did as the One Existent entity. It is almost like recognising a distant object as we move towards it. Without having a knowledge of the extant of what is perceived, it is not possible to consume it in full. The very creation is for this purpose. What is creation, except the unfolding of what is latent? By projecting our mind we unfold it. By negating it we consume it. Perception of the Object and the Object - the distinction is just the one between a dream state and the waking state. Measurement or Perception on the One side and the measured or the perceived on the other side - the two are mutually dependent. If one is there, the other is there. But the One who perceives all the Perceptions is the bottom line. He, She or It is the Universal Perceiver. It is His eternal existence that gives the phenomenal reality to the other two, namely, the Perception and the Perceived. It is His eternal presence that gives the derivative existence of the one supposed to be the killer and of the one supposed to be killed. There is no ultimateness of the latter two.


vyaEtrmt| b#' kExa|c mhamna| .

n vmak| c svIxa| ApvyIvtamp = 177 =

it btTa maBt ytsvIghaSy| .

mnyaE{y| xry| dEvaE{y| c mhant = 178 =

gNna b#'NaE nat ekp| BvEc tt .

eEd| ygana| BEdaE{t myIDmaI vy| vh = 179 =

Ay| B#m mFana| n t| c mtvd| .

sda nya AmyaI vy| pNIvpN: = 180 =

nysvypNIyaEtx AtmaIyaraEpnmO| AvaktIv| nat . ekvvOanadEv

AOannvOBIvt . klygE y: kt upaDjntB#atvOanayaraEptan vSExanpaE/

s|sarDmaIn Aag|Dt| Antr| Aba/| b#'Wvahmm kEvl| it saXakraEt saE{p svI:

b#' c Bvt b#'v$'Wv Bvtt tE: . it Baykara: = 177-180 =

I-177-180: Let us not think that the Realisation of the indwelling Spiritual Effulgence is given only to some great people and not to us ordinary mortals. Whether one is a demi-god or a rishi, whether one lives in this yuga or in some other yuga, whoever throws out the delusion caused by the adjuncts, internal and external, to him is the brahma-bhAva accessible. Every one is eligible for it.

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