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line in the Gita

From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_CompuServe.COM)
Date: Wed Oct 22 1997 - 18:18:34 PDT

In  a private mail , Sri Narendran
inquired about the following line 
appearing verbatim in Sri Bhagavadh GitA :

mama vatmaanuvarthanthE manushyA: paartha sarvasa:

This same line appears in the slokam of 
Chapter III( slOkam 22) dealing with
Karma Yogam and again in chapter IV 
(slOkam 10 ) dealing with J~nAna karma sanyAsa
yOgam .

Sri Narendran wanted to know how AchAryAs
like Sri Ramanuja and Swami Desikan intrepret
this text appearing under two different 
chapters .

Inview of possible interest on the subject by 
other membersof the group and to facilitate 
additional discussions from experts in 
Sri Bhagavadh Gita like Professor Prasad ,
I will post my response in the Bhakthi list.
Hope Sri Narendran does not mind it .
V.Sadagopan      
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Dear Dr. Sadagopan,

The phrase `mama vartma anuvartante manushyaa: paartha sarva"sa:'
appears twice in the Gita. How do Ramanuja and Vedanta Desika explain
this line?

Thanks, and regards,

Narendran