[Advaita-l] Why did Krishna said that he was unable to repeat Gita?
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Tue Nov 1 01:43:12 CDT 2016
On Wed, 26 Oct 2016, Shashwata Shastri via Advaita-l wrote:
It was not Krishna Bhagavans problem but his audience. Shankaracharya
observes in the Gitabhashya that Arjuna was a madhyama adhikari. Not
completely dumb but not the brightest either. Why was the Gita upadesh
given to him and not other eminently more suitable people such as
Vedavyasa or Bhishma? This is an illustration of the great krpa and daya
of Bhagavan that he provided this precious knowledge to all not just the
elite and perfected sages.
However, a good teacher shapes his lessons to the capability of the
student. Having seen that Arjuna has failed to fully grasp the lessons of
the Gita wouldn't it be futile to just keep repeating it? Hence He took a
slightly different tack in the Anugita.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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