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RE: Introduction of myself

From: Krishna Kashyap (
Date: Wed Nov 28 2001 - 21:29:06 PST

Dear Bala,

I do understand about these two sampradayas. I have been conducting research
on Gita for a couple of decades now. I definitely know that I dont know Gita
thoroughly.  However, I feel that the meanings as indicated in Gaudiya
sampradaya, tend to not fit into the verses very well.  For example the
interpretation of the term atma in first 6 chapters is taken as God /
Paramatma in Srila Prabhupada's gita as it is.  However it fits the role of
jivatma better.  This is indicated in the 6th chapter last verse yoginamapi
sarvesham madgatenantaratmana shraddhavan bhajate yo mam sa me yuktatamo
matah. - which indicates the yogi mentioned hitherto is the one who
meditates predominantly for self realization and the highest yogi is the one
who meditates on paramatma / Lord Krishna.  This becomes clear in the 7th
chapter which starts with mayyasakta manah partha yogam yunjam madasraya....

Please do read other bhasyas and even shankara bhasya to get a comparitive
view and deeper appreciation of the gita, which according to me, is the best
precis of perennial philosophy.



-----Original Message-----
From: Balakrishnan M []
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 6:18 PM
To: Krishna Kashyap; krishnan murali;
Subject: RE: Introduction of myself

Dear Krishna,

Bhagavad Gita As It Is and Ramanuja Bhasya are both
excellent piece of commentary. Both are from different
Sampradayas of vaishnava.  Bhagavad Gita As It Is by
Srila Prabupadha is based on Brahma Gaudiya sampradaya
while Ramanuja Bhasya is based from Sri Sampradaya.
The goal is the same but the philosophy is different.
This is my opinion.


           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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