Lord Krishn sings in Bhagavad Gita :
for l shall free you from all sins
if you abandon
all other obligations
seek refuge in me alone.”
Arjun is counselled that he has to rid himself of concern
about what category of doer he is,
Brahmin or Kshatriya or Vaishya or Shudr,
look for shelter under Lord Krishn alone.
By doing so he will be absolved of all iniquities and afflictions.
The chosen teacher-preceptor takes it upon himself to effect
the gradual elevation of the pupil to ever more refined spiritual states
his release from all sins if,
instead of worrying about his position on the path of action,
the pupil single-mindedly seeks refuge in his mentor,
looks up to no one else but his accomplished teacher-preceptor.
All sages have said the same.
When a holy writing is rendered,
it may appear that it is for all,
but it is truly “secret teaching”- secret undoubtedly
it is permitted only to those
who are spiritually equipped to study
profit by it.
Arjun is such a deserving pupil and so it is
Lord Krishn instructs him so earnestly.
Now Lord Krishn himself elaborates the merits of the worthy pupil.
“This (Bhagavad Gita) which has been articulated for you
must never be made known to one who is bereft of penance,
devotion, and of willingness to listen,
as also to one who speaks ill of me.’’
Lord Krishn was a realized sage and, along with adorers,
he must also have faced some slanderers.
The Gita is not for people who speak maliciously of God.
But, then, to whom should this sacred knowledge be made known?
Lord Krishn sings:
“The one who, with firm devotion to me,
imparts this most secret teaching of my worshipers will doubtlessly
attain to me.”
And then Sri Krishn speaks about the one
disseminates the sacred knowledge.
“Neither is there among mankind any doer
who is dearer to me than this man,
nor will there by any in the world
who is dearer to me than him.”
The man who enlightens Lord Krishn’s devotees,
Souls who adhere to the Lord, is the most beloved of him
because he is the only source of benediction-the only highway
that leads one to God.
He is the one who teaches men to go along the right path.
“And it is my belief that I shall have been worshiped
the yagya of knowledge by one
who makes a thorough study
this sacred dialogue between us.”
The “yagya of knowledge” is that, the outcome of which is wisdom.
The nature of this wisdom has been elaborated earlier.
This wisdom is the awareness that is acquired
along with direct perception of God.
And it is with such wisdom, such awareness,
the dedicated and industrious disciple
the Bhagavad Gita will adore Lord Krishn.
This is something of which the Lord is firmly assured.
“Even he will be freed from sins
who just hears it (the Gita) with devoutness
and without any ill will,
and he will secure the worlds of the righteous.”
Even hearing the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita with faith
without any carping is enough to elevate one
a superior mode of existence,
by this too its sacred precepts will be inculcated in the mind.
Lord Krishn has thus said that imparting of the teachings
the Bhagavad Gita to the deserving is as vital as
Since even hearing the secret teaching of the Bhagavad Gita motivates
the worshiper to the required endeavor,
the one who just hears it will also surely attain to Lord Krishn.
As for the one who propagates the scripture,
no one else is dearer to the Lord than this man.
The man who studies the Bhagavad Gita worships Lord Krishn
the yagya of knowledge.
True knowledge is what issues forth from the process called yagya.
In the verses under consideration,
the Lord has pointed out the benefits of study, dissemination,
hearing of the Bhagavad Gita.
~Revered Gurudev Swami Adgadanand Jee Paramhans~