Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika)

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

This is verse 2.60 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 60 of the chapter called Samkhya-Yoga.

Verse 2.60: “For, O son of Kunti, (even) of a person of understanding, (and) even when he is making effort, his impetuous senses forcibly carry away his mind. (310)

Commentary called Jnaneshwari by Jnaneshwar:

Even to those that always try to control the senses, O Arjuna, they become uncontrollable. Those that devote themselves to Yoga with vigilant study and put around themselves a fencing of Yama and Niyama, and control over their minds, are also oppressed with the irresistible power of the senses; even an exorcist is deluded by spirits, in that the manner the desires taking the garb of Riddhi-Siddhi (occult powers) overwhelm the senses and delude the persons. On such occasions faced with the power of the senses the mind gets uncontrolled and remains prostrate at the mercy of the Senses, making study futile. O Arjuna, such is the strength of senses.

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