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correction on gIta 4.14

varadhan_at_uswest.net
Date: Wed Aug 12 1998 - 18:06:32 PDT

dear bhAgavathAs,

In my post on bhagavad gIta 4.14, I made a glaring mistake!
hEtu is *NOT* the enemy, hAni is the enemy. In fact
hEtu is something that aids in one's effort , the cause!!


I wrote
---begin quote
Our pUrvAchAryAs interpret the above slOkam differently.
karmabihi in the second line is interpreted to be
those karmAs that are a hEthu (enemy) to start karmayOga.
----end quote.

the last line should read
those karmAs that are a hAni to start karma yOga.

Similarly towards the end of the post,
---begin quote
{i.e. not bound by the karmAs that are towards the dEvathAs
etc.. that are a hEtu to the jIva beginning the real karma yOga
as prescribed by the Lord}
----end quote
the second line should read
-- that are a hAni to the jIva beginning the real karma yOga

My apologies for the glaring mistakes.

AzhvAr emperumAnAr jIyar thiruvadigaLE saraNam
adiyEn madhurakavidAsan,
Thirumalai Anandanpillai Varadhan