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Re: sarvadharmAn- vs. karmaNyeva-

From: R. Skrintha (srik_at_iiap.ernet.in)
Date: Thu Sep 04 1997 - 00:14:58 PDT

Dear Bhagavatas & dear Raja Krishnaswamy,

 The apparent contradiction between the two slokas can be reconciled also 
by noting that the sermon of Geetha was delivered in *real time*! I have 
read (perhaps from the commentary of Sri Chinmayananda) that Sri Krishna, 
having propounded the various methods of Jnana, Raja and Karmayoga, noticed 
that Arjuna still remained unresolved & perhaps even confused. Hence He 
imparts to Arjuna the doctrine of Prapatti, which altho theoretically 
contradictory to the karma-doctrine in truth only reflects the ciruitous way 
in which the Supreme must apparently limit Himself to be accomodated within
the poor storm-ridden jeeva's mind!

Hari Om,
srikanth