Grand Ocean of Gita-nectar: Sans. txt & Engl. notes: I -8 to 10

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pb#'amk gta /mtamvbaEDn .

b#'ama p#NvamEt AWtama ttyk: .

Oanama y yaEgama gtamtmhaEdD: .. 8 ..

OanSmyElE @yaSvpN . p#Oa p#aNs|bD| n kt AmaB:

g#htm Sy| . At: nyscdandOanGnE byaEg: p#SytE it

yaEgSaOmp vvXt| . g|gamtmy vaN ya gta tyamtmhaEdDE: k]Ny

mKarvdansta sEt gtamtay| ѤD| gaEpsvaIpnxY:paTI| vs|

kpyva yaE{Ѥht tmW gtamtѤhE nm: iyaXrmO| p#yXrk]tlaEkEn

gtamtѤhak| gytE @mS: .. 8 ..

I - 8: The gItA itself is comprised of five parts, namely, brahmAtmA, prNavAtmA, advaitAtmA, JAnAtmA and yogAtmA. This nectar of gItA has come straight from the blessed divine mouth of the Lord, who has churned it from the upaniSad-cows. So He is the cowherd , the divine cowherd who milked the nectar of the gItA. In eight verses that follows, this gItAmRta-duha is eulogised by a stotra called the gItAmRta-duhASTakam. The beauty of this composition is that the first letters of the eight verses constitute the sentence: gItAmRta-duhe namaH.

gtaEpnxda| tv| BtE{va| svasna| .

it SaOrhyaTIgtamtѤhE nm: .. 9 ..

tark| svIѤ:KEy: smaaXrmaEmt .

yyag: sarmt gtamtѤhE nm: .. 10..

Ava nam myas|karan vasnaprnamkan jnytyt: vasnana| p#BvTan| .

AvattkayIp#py AytaEprmamkPl| gtaSaOy . cdamk| tark|

sumaXrmt Akar ukar mkar bѤnadklaklatttpra it Aavyva:

tExa| svIxamp ly: yTa ekaXrp#NvE tTWv yjatana| svIxamp prmamnly:

BvyEv . yyag it n t svaImna yag: ty Asayvat . upXa Adasy|

va it mnsWv mns ly| gmyva svasny mnsaE{p natvnyat pxyap

mvamtya AatmWv svIlyTanmt nt| Bvt . tlyaE nam tdamv| .

nkamvnOgyamtyavTan| s|pa tmnkStdamk kayImyEv kmI

krN| yt tdEv savkyag iypcyItE . vptyag: n k[Oap vvXt: .

yaynvan kmaIN it tEy: n p#mdty| it vhtvat . tmat mhayagamk

mnavTaya n kaE{p mm s|bD: . myKfsKvpE vcvt ymanana| kmIcEtadna|

AvtvnScyat nah| kt kraEm Ah| sda b#'Wv it Ttp#Otya sda AatE .. 9, 10..

I-9,10: The teaching of the UpaniSad and the gItA is to break the colossal Ignorance along with all its inheritance of vAsanAs . One crosses the ocean of misery only by the subtle tAraka-mantra of the praNava. This happens by the negation of all that is seen. This negation does not imply the physical renunciation of the totality of the universe, because that is not possible. What is meant is only an indifference to what is seen as the universe, and an underplaying of what is sensed by sense-perception. That renunciation is called sAtvika which mentally negates what is physically seen and resorts to that Absolute which is not seen or heard or felt and thereby is still engaged in doing works as per scriptural injunctions. This is the grand renunciation . Such a renouncer is, strictly, not the doer of works; he always lives in brahman.

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