Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika)

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

This is verse 6.7 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 7 of the chapter called Dhyana-yoga.

Verse 6.7:Of one who has conquered his self and has attained tranquillity, his self abides in perfect repose in the presence of cold-heat, pleasure-pain (and other dualities), as also in the matter of honour and dishonour. (81)

Commentary called Jnaneshwari by Jnaneshwar:

To one who has conquered his mind, and has thus all his desires fulfilled, the Supreme Soul is neither separate from his own essential being nor far off. Just as the gold gets pure as soon as the alloy in it is burned down, so the finite soul becomes the Supreme Soul as soon as his mind rids itself of fanciful notions of worldly being. With the crashing of the pitcher (form) its internal cavity (ghaṭākāśa) needs no movement to become one with the infinite space. In that way, when the false belief of the bodily existence is all dropped, the finite soul is one with the Supreme Spirit, since true Atman is already completely and eternally there. To such a one there exists nothing like the sensation as cold or hot or any thought of pleasure or pain or any language of honour or dishonour. Wherever the Sun may go, that locality gets flooded with light; in that way whatever such a one meets with, becomes absorbed in him viz, it becomes one with such a person. Just as the showers descending from the clouds above do not pierce the sea, in the same way the good or evil things do not in any way touch the Yogin, he having become one with the Supreme Self.

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