[Advaita-l] A doubt in BG chapters 2 & 3

kuntimaddi sadananda kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 29 11:16:54 CDT 2004

If I remember, Sankhya is described upto 2-39 starting from ashochyaan 
anya sochatvam ....After that Krishna goes into the discussion of yoga -
raps it up in 2-53, when Arjuna asks about shtitapraj~na lakshna.
After listening to SthitaprajnalakshaNa Arjuna raises a doubt since both
sankhya and yoga were emphasized in the last chapter. Hence Krishna's
steatment that follows: lokesmin dvividhaa niShTaa ...

Hari OM!

--- Shrinivas Gadkari <sgadkari2001 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Namaste,
> In chapter 2, the glory of a sAmya buddhi attained
> via the knowledge of tattvas (sAnkhya) is described.
> Question is, before really attaining the high state
> of buddhi via sAnkhya/ jnAna yoga, can we start acting
> as we would after attining this knowledge?
> No. Until this state is attained, karma yoga (which
> is actually no different from sAdhanA) is prescribed.
> Regards,
> Shrinivas Gadkari
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