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Doubt in BG.chap.13

From: Chandrasekaran Venkatraman (vchandra_at_ambernetworks.com)
Date: Fri Sep 22 2000 - 18:35:26 PDT

Dear Bhagawathas,
    adiyEn's namaskArams.
    I have a doubt in Bhagawat Gita chapter 13, the verse 
in which Sri Krishna explains to Arjuna about the "knowable".

jnEyam yat tat pravaksyAmi yajjnAtvAmrtam aSnutE |
anAdhi mat-param brahmA na sat tan nAsad uchyatE ||

    In this verse and the following one,

sarvata pANi pAdham tat sarvata kshiSirO mukham |
sarvata sruti mal lOkE sarvam Avr~thya thishtati ||

    Is Sri Krishna referring to the Supreme Brahman in these 
stanzas ? Please correct me.. The Lord also says "mat-param" which as 
per some translation means "subordinate to me".. So is He referring 
to a spirit/soul which is different from Him. If not, why does Sri 
Krishna describe an all-pervading being as something different from 
Him...

    Please shed some light..

    adiyEn,
    chandrasekaran.


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