Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 3 Text 3

sri-bhagavan uvaca
loke 'smin dvi-vidha nistha
pura prokta mayanagha
jnana-yogena sankhyanam
karma-yogena yoginam

sri-bhagavan uvaca--the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; loke--in the world; asmin--this; dvi-vidha--two kinds of; nistha--faith; pura--formerly; prokta--were said; maya--by Me; anagha--O sinless one; jnana-yogena--by the linking process of knowledge; sankhyanam--of the empiric philosophers; karma-yogena--by the linking process of devotion; yoginam--of the devotees.


The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O sinless Arjuna, I have already explained that there are two classes of men who try to realize the self. Some are inclined to understand it by empirical, philosophical speculation, and others by devotional service.


The Gita begins with Arjuna refusing to do what God wants him to do. Now Arjuna asks the Lord to explain Himself. Yet, because he is humble in attitude, Krishna calls him anagha, sinless. This gives me a great hope for I tend to question God myself.

Srila Prabhupada states in his purport; Therefore, both the yogas (namely sankhya-yoga and karma-yoga, or buddhi-yoga) are interdependent, as religion and philosophy. Religion without philosophy is sentiment, or sometimes fanaticism, while philosophy without religion is mental speculation. The ultimate goal is Krsna, because the philosophers who are also sincerely searching after the Absolute Truth come in the end to Krsna consciousness.

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