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Explaining Gita verses
« on: October 24, 2008, 04:07:08 PM »
Once a devotee asked Bhagavan, what is the meaning and purport
of Gita verse, "Paritraanaaya Saadhunam Vinasaya cha dhuskhrutham...."

Bhagavan Ramana replied:

"The meaning is quite self evident.  Krishna says that in order to
protect the good and to destruct the bad, he is appearing eon after
after eon."

Then the devotee continued:

"Then, is Krishna born and is protecting, that is, is he born again
and again?"

Bhagavan smilingly replied:

"O!  Is that your doubt.  If Krishna is taking birth again and again,
it is not Krishna, the body but Krishna, the Self.  Atma is born
every time, Krishna is taking birth without any body consciousness."

The devotee pursued:

"To take birth again and again, what is the prarabdha for Krishna?"

Bhagavan continued:

"Sastras give no room for any doubts.  Paramatma is Nishkriya.
Why then Prarabdha for Him?  This is also available in the same verse.  The sins of the bad and the merits of the good become prarabdha for
Godhead.  This is called Parechcha Prarabdha.  The Godhead assumes
the Parechcha Prarabdha."

When another devotee asked about the meaning of  Achyuta,
Bhagavan Ramana said, that it means one who never falters. 
The Godhead never falters from having  the mind in the Self.
Similarly, Hrishikesa means one who has mastered the senses.
He is the Isa of Indriyas.

(Source:  Sri Ramanasramam - Vazhvum Ninaivum, Tamil
                  Suri Nagamma.)

Arunachala Siva.