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RE: sarvadharmAn- vs. karmaNyeva-

From: Rama Srinivasan (ramas_at_microsoft.com)
Date: Thu Sep 04 1997 - 12:23:46 PDT

	>>having propounded the various methods of Jnana, Raja and
Karmayoga, ***noticed 
	>>that Arjuna still remained unresolved & perhaps even
confused***. Hence He 

Arjuna *pretends* to be unresolved & perhaps even confused for OUR sake,
as this doctrine is for 
the entire masses. All the doubts and questions which are raised by
Arjuna doesn't mean that he doesn't know OR doesn't
get the message from Sri Krishna, it should be interpreted as possible
questions and confusions a  *sataka* would encounter.
If Arjuna was very clear just after the first sloka "Asochyan .." , we
won't be getting the full 18 chapters and all different margas.

My limited understanding...

Srinivasan

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	R. Skrintha [SMTP:srik@iiap.ernet.in]
> Sent:	Thursday, September 04, 1997 12:15 AM
> To:	bhakti@lists.best.com
> Subject:	Re: sarvadharmAn- vs. karmaNyeva-
> 
> 
> 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
> 
>