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Bhagavad Gita

Arjuna: The ultimate possibility


DATE:  Day 6: Aug 27nd 2011


The next verse Vyasa describes:

Atha vyavasthitan drstva dhartarastran kapidhvajah

pravrtte sastrasampate dhanur udyamya pandavah

hrshikesam tada vakyam idam aha mahipate

Seeing the sons of Dhrtarastra arrayed in the battle field, Arjuna, the son of Pandu, who was seated in his chariot, bearing the flag marked with Hanuman, took up his bow.

Now the character Arjuna is introduced first time in Bhagavad Gita; hero of whole Bhagavad Gita. Understand nobody else other that Arjuna can be a receiver of a great book like Bhagavad Gita. Please understand, when a statue is created it is not only the greatness of the metal poured into it, the greatness of the mould also plays the role. Same way, see Krishna's Intelligence is like a metal, like a Gold, melted Gold, molten Gold. It’s getting poured, it is Arjunas mental setup which acts like a mould how the Gold is going to get stored, how is the gold is going to get frozen, how the gold is going to become a statue, that is decided only based on the Arjunas mental setup.

All the great things, this book expresses, Arjuna is also responsible for it. Please understand Arjuna is also responsible. Even some boring things in this book like a repetition….. Please understand when you read Bhagavad Gita first time you will feel there are lot of repetition. Even I used to feel God! What kind of patience Krishna is having. What a way he is teaching Arjuna, unique character. Sometime he acts very dumb, so that the teachings received is helped, is useful, even to the dumbest people on the planet earth. I can be sure he can’t be so dumb….. after all a King! He can’t be so dumb to ask the same questions again and again. May be he is asking so that even ordinary people can understand the truths of Bhagavad Gita.

The glorious expression of Bhagavad Gita, not only Krishna is responsible Arjuna also is responsible, because the man who receives His intelligence plays a main role in the way in which the teachings are given. One side Arjuna has to be highly intelligent. Only then the ultimate teaching, the Raja vidya can be given. Krishna gives Raja Vidya here, supreme Knowledge and raja guhya the most secret.

Please understand, he gives the supreme knowledge which is a supreme secret. So for that Arjuna has to be highly intelligent and trustworthy. Same way he has to act dumb to make Krishna repeat the truth again and again. I think Arjuna tests Krishna if he puts the same question again and again what kind of answers Krishna is giving. If Krishna is giving the same kind of answers then the answer is true. If you tell a lie once you won’t be able to remember that again and again and repeat the same lie. So Arjuna is recording for posterity, for eternity, all the solutions in a proper way, in a unmistakable way, in all possible directions.

For example when you ask me to define Yoga at different times I will be giving different definitions. It is not that some definitions are high some are lower. I am giving the different definitions based on the different thought trend. So Arjuna collects definition for all the key terms like yoga, tapah, gyana, aanma, vairagya, knowledge; all the key terms Arjuna collects definitions from Krishna from all thought currents, from all thought trends. From different thought trends he gets the answers for all the different key terms. Seeing the Arjunas innocence and interest Krishna goes on and on and on.

I tell you only a person like Arjuna can receive great book like Gita. The tradition says they are incarnation of Nara Narayana means the same energy which expresses as Paramathma and Jeevathma. See in Vaishnava tradition, Vishnu expresses himself as Narayana and Nara. In Shaiva tradition we call it as Pasu pathi; Pure soul and the soul which reflects on the body. The pure soul is Pathi and the reflection of the soul on the body is Pasu .Pure soul is Narayana and the soul which reflects on the body is Nara. So they call it Naranarayana. So Arjuna is just his own reflection.

Unless I describe all the details of Krishna Arjuna relationship, you won’t understand the whole Bhagavad Gita because what a deep love and concern was a basis for this whole teaching.