[Advaita-l] Vedanta Bhakti in Bhagavad Gita

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Sat Jun 26 00:47:01 CDT 2010

In his bhashyam to 18.73, Sankara clearly says that Arjuna has been cleared
of the moha of mundane existence and achieved atma jnana. He specifically
says, Arjuna has no duty to perform, which is only the case for jnani.

Arjuna saw Krishna in his two handed, four-handed and visvarupa forms. This
cannot be called a mere intellectual understanding.

 On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 2:22 AM, SIVAKUMAR <sivanr8010 at bsnl.in> wrote:

> It is clear that Arjuna could understand intellectually only That is why
> lord
> has to explain the principles again to Arjuna in Annuitant life of Arjuna
> after the war also proves this In fact Bhagwan Vyasa has portrayed only one
> as a jnani,a realized soul,ie.Vidura who becomes an avadhuta at the end of
> of his life he was the dearest one to the Lord for it was only in  his
> home the Lord preferred to stay when the Lord acted as a messenger.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>  ---- Rajaram Venkataramani <rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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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