[Advaita-l] Vedanta Bhakti in Bhagavad Gita

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 15:02:27 CDT 2010

As every one knows samhitas and upanishads have statements where the devotee
declares he is one with the lord - so'ham, gopalaham, sivo'ham etc. Why in
Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna does not state that? It cannot be because Arjuna does
not understand it. In 18.72, the lord asks if Arjuna's moha is gone and
Arjuna says yes, your prasada. Sankara comments that Arjuna has acquired
knowledge of the Self. But Arjuna does not say Vasudevo'ham. He, in fact,
says "karishye vacanam tava".  Why?

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