[Advaita-l] gita 5.29
ajit.krishnan at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 18:43:01 CST 2008
In gita 5.29, Krishna teaches:
bhoktAram gyAna-tapasAm . . . gyAtvA mAm shAntim RicChati..
Shankara comments: "bhoktAram yagyAnAm tapasAm ca kartRurUpeNa
devatArUpeNa ca . . . mAm nArAyaNam gyAtvA . . .
Translation by Sw. Gambhirananda "jnatva, by knowing; mam, Me who am
Narayana; who, as the sarva-loka-mahesvaram, great Lord of all the
worlds; am the bhoktaram, enjoyer (of the fruits); yajna-tapasam, of
sacrifices and austerities, as the performer and the Deity of the
sacrifices and austerities (respectively);"
A couple of questions:
1) What is meant by "respectively" in the translation?
2) If Ishwara is the kartA and bhoktA, does he not become a karmI
tainted by karma? If instead he is to be known as nArAyaNa from
pAramArthika-dRiShTi standpoint, why talk about kartRitvam and
bhoktRitvam at all?
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