Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika)

by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat | 1954 | 284,137 words | ISBN-10: 8185208123 | ISBN-13: 9788185208121

This is verse 2.46 of the Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha-Dipika), the English translation of 13th-century Marathi commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita.—The Dnyaneshwari (Jnaneshwari) brings to light the deeper meaning of the Gita which represents the essence of the Vedic Religion. This is verse 46 of the chapter called Samkhya-Yoga.

Verse 2.46: “As much purpose there is in a water-well when every place is over-flooded with water, so much purpose there is in all the Vedas for a Brahmin in possessing (Brahman-) knowledge. (260)

Commentary called Jnaneshwari by Jnaneshwar:

Although the Vedas preach volumes and suggest various ways still we should select and adopt only such as lead to our own enduring and everlasting good. Although with the rising of the Sun all the ways without exception become discernible, tell me if all these are ever (simultaneously) trodden over by people; or is it not proper that even if the whole surface of the Earth is flooded with water, we should only take as much of it as we need for our purposes. In that way those that are learned ponder over all that is contained in the Vedas and adopt only as much as is necessary and acceptable, viz. the Eternal (knowledge of the Supreme Spirit).

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