Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika)

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

This is verse 11.33 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 33 of the chapter called Vishvarupa-darshana-yoga.

Verse 11.33:Therefore, do thou stand up and win glory: overcome the enemies and enjoy an opulent kingdom. By Myself they have even been already killed: a mere instrument (for it) do thou become, O Ambi-dexterous (archer). (466)

Commentary called Jnaneshwari by Jnaneshwar:

But in truth, the power that moves and lives in them has long since been absorbed by me, and now these warriors are a lifeless mass of puppet show, like the figures of a potter. The puppets that dance by the pulling of strings, tumble down by the merest touch, when the strings snap; so these armies arrayed in a stately show, shall ere long be shattered. Rise up then and act like a truly wise man. On the occasion of ‘Go-grahana’ (gograhaṇa) thou thyself hurled at this Kaurava Army, the magic missile that infatuated them; thus thou denuded them at the hands of that faint-hearted Uttara of Virat.

But here the present army is (already) bereft of life and you shall easily destroy it without any effort and win eternal glory “Single handed did Arjuna vanquish the enemy and win victory.” And this shall not be a mere victory, for it brings along with it the entire kingdom, so shalt thou be a mere tool, in my hand, oh Savyasachi.

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