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The Lord Hari, having declared out of extreme compassion the greatness of His glory, next showed His universal form to Arjuna, who was eager to see it. Arjuna said: By the supreme and secret discourse known as Adhyātma that You have delivered for favouring me, this delusion of mine has been destroyed. Verily, about the origin and dissolution of beings

Arjuna said: Between those devotees who worship You being thus ever devoted, and those who worship the Imperishable, the Unmanifest, who are better versed in Yoga? The Blessed Lord said: Those who worship Me fixing their mind on Me, ever devoted, and endowed with supreme faith-them I regard as the best Yogins. But they who worship the Imperishable, Indescribable, Unmanifest,

The Blessed Lord said: This body, O son of Kunti, is called the Kshetra, and that which is conscious of it is called Kshetrajna (embodied self) by those who have knowledge thereof. And know the Kshetrajna (embodied self) in all the bodies (Kshetras) to be Myself, O descendant of Bharata. The knowledge of the Kshetra and Kshetrajna (i.e., matter and

The Blessed Lord Said: I shall tell you again the supreme knowledge – the best of all knowledges, knowing which all the sages have attained supreme felicity from hence. By resorting to this knowledge they, having attained to My nature, are not reborn even at the time of creation nor are they distressed at the time of dissolution. The great

Without dispassion there can be neither devotion nor knowledge. Therefore the Lord teaches clearly in the fifteenth chapter knowledge together with dispassion. The Blessed Lord Said: They speak of the immutable Ashvattha tree with its root above and branches below, whose leaves are the Vedas; he who knows it is a knower of the Vedas. Its branches, nurtured by the

In order to determine that person who renounce demoniac wealth and take only to divine wealth are freed, these two (kinds of wealth) are distinguished in the sixteenth chapter. The Blessed Lord Said: Fearlessness, purity of heart, steadfastness in the Yoga of knowledge, charity, self-control, sacrifice, study of the Vedas, austerity, uprightness. Non-injury, truthfulness, absence of anger, self-sacrifice, tranquillity, freedom

Among the causes described above leading to the fitness for true knowledge, the Sāttvika faith is the foremost. Therefore in the seventeenth chapter the threefold secondary differentiation of faith is being stated. Arjuna said: Those who setting aside the ordinances of the Scriptures perform sacrifices with faith (Shraddhā) – What is their status, O Krishna? Is it Sattva, or Rajas,

In order to decide the final goal, the essence of the whole Gita is taught clearly in the eighteenth chapter by distinguishing between renunciation and relinquishment. Arjuna said: I desire to know distinctly the true nature of renunciation (Sannyāsa), O Hrishikesa, as also of relinquishment (Tyāga).The Blessed Lord Said: Sages understand the renouncing of actions that fulfil desires as renunciation