Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika)

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

This is verse 9.24 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 24 of the chapter called Raja-vidya and Raja-guhya Yoga.

Verse 9.24:For, I am the recipient of all Sacrifices, as also their Over-lord, They, however, do not know Me in my real nature, and hence fall down. (351)

Commentary called Jnaneshwari by Jnaneshwar:

Moreover, bear this well in mind that all these Sacrificial offerings must reach out to none but Myself as supreme enjoyer. I am the origin and the end of all the sacrifices. Not realizing this truth, those be-nighted followers of the sacrificial cult worship other Gods, thus losing Me. the Supreme. Oblations to Gods and forefathers, of the holy waters of the Ganges, have to be offered into the Ganges herself; in the same way, the sacrificial offering to Me—the Supreme God—are dedicated by these devotees to Me in ignorant (anānī—different) faith, consequently ever failing to reach Me; but they go to other deities for whom the offerings are meant.

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