SankarAcArya's bhagavad gItA bhAshya: 2. 11 - Part IV.

Ravisankar Mayavaram msr at ISC.TAMU.EDU
Wed Nov 11 09:11:10 CST 1998

On Sun, 8 Nov 1998, Vidyasankar Sundaresan wrote:
> Translation (Commentary) -
> Bhishma, Drona and the like are not to be lamented over. Their conduct
> here has been virtuous, and from the view of Supreme Truth, they are
> eternal. Still, you have lamented over them, thinking, "these people will


How is shrI dronAcharya's conduct virtuous? He forsake his
svadharma (brahmana) and took paradharma (kShatriya). In the
verse 2.11, the forsaking one's dharma is
taking paradharma is condemned. Flaws such as, grief and delusion
are stated as reason for such things. Even in the introduction,
it is said that the primordial nArAyaNa  takes birth to establish
the dharma and remove the confusion in the varNAshrama dharma.

Any clarifications welcome.

With respects,

"bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam"
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