Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika)

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

This is verse 8.1 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 1 of the chapter called Akshara-brahman-yoga.

Verse 8.1: Arjuna Spake: “What is that Brahman, what the process-of-subjectivation, and what the (creative-) movement, O Person Supreme? What is designated the inner essence of Elemental beings, and what is declared as the inner essence of Divine beings? (1)

Commentary called Jnaneshwari by Jnaneshwar:

Arjuna then said, “Oh Lord, I am listening eagerly to your words. Pray tell me what I ask of you now. Do enlighten me on (i) Brahman (brahma), (ii) Karman (karma) and (iii) Adhyatman (adhyātma). Tell me also what is (iv) Adhibhuta (adhibhūta) and what is (v) Adhidaivata, in such simple and easy words as I can follow.

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