Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 10 Text 11
aham ajnana-jam tamah
tesam--for them; eva--certainly; anukampa-artham--to show special mercy; aham--I; ajnana jam--due to ignorance; tamah--darkness; nasayami--dispel; atma-bhava--within their hearts; sthah--situated; jnana--of knowledge; dioena--with the lamp; bhasvata--glowing.
To show them special mercy, I, dwelling in their hearts, destroy with the shining lamp of knowledge the darkness born of ignorance.
Srila Prabhupada gives us two instructions in his purport; 1) Due to the contamination of material association, through many, many millions of births, one's heart is always covered with the dust of materialism, but when one engages in devotional service and constantly chants Hare Krsna, the dust quickly clears, and one is elevated to the platform of pure knowledge. And 2) By studying Bhagavad-gita, one can become a soul completely surrendered to the Supreme Lord and engage himself in pure devotional service.