Monday, December 9, 2013


Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 4 Text 42
tasmad ajnana-sambhutam
hrt-stham jnanasinatmanah
chittvainam samsayam yogam
atisthottistha bharata

tasmat--therefore; ajnana-sambhutam--born of ignorance; hrt-stham--situated in the heart; jnana--of knowledge; asina--by the weapon; atmanah--of the self; chittva--cutting off; enam--this; samsayam--doubt; yogam--in yoga; atistha--be situated; uttistha--stand up to fight; bharata--O descendant of Bharata.


Therefore the doubts which have arisen in your heart out of ignorance should be slashed by the weapon of knowledge. Armed with yoga, O Bharata, stand and fight.


Here is the last sloka for chapter four. Srila Prabhupada sums up the chapter in his purport; The yoga system instructed in this chapter is called sanatana-yoga, or eternal activities performed by the living entity. This yoga has two divisions of sacrificial actions: one is called sacrifice of one's material possessions, and the other is called knowledge of self, which is pure spiritual activity. When we come to spiritual activities, we find that these are also divided into two: namely, understanding of one's own self (or one's constitutional position), and the truth regarding the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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