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Bhagavad Gita Saram - 10
« on: May 05, 2009, 12:41:19 PM »
Self Knowledge is possible only through love of the divine.  For
love is based on faith and he who has faith, has wisdom, lives in
self harmony and soon finds the peace Supreme.  The divine responds
to this loving worship by dispelling darkness and giving visions to the  seeker who works alongside to purify himself by the wisdom of the inner spirit.

His is the vision of the Yogi of harmony who sees himself in the heart of all beings and all beings in his heart.  He knows the divine and is
fully loved by Him, a rare being fulfilled by the divine itself.

The next wave of verses swells in a fullness of description of the utter peace that is the experience of the knower.  He whose peace is not shaken by others but calms others is dear to the Lord.  Towards the
end of these verses on peace comes the personal reminder to Arjuna, the greatest of warriors and devotees.  "God dwells in the hearts of all beings, Arjuna: "Thy God dwells in thy heart." (18.61)

For the end, Bhagavan Ramana selects the famous verse from the eighteenth chapter, so full of love and hope and grace, "Go to him
for thy salvation with all thy soul, victorious man.  By His grace thou shalt obtain the peace supreme, thy home of eternity. (18.62).


Post script:-

The author says that he has chosen Juan Mascaro's translation for
three reasons.  Juan is a Sanskrit scholar an artist in words and
deeply sympathetic with the spirit of the original Sanksrit.  Also
true to himself, hiss translation was done over 20 years, (!), with
occasional verses translated upto 20 times before he was satisifed.  Juan Mescaro says:  "The aim of this translation is to give, without notes or commentary, the spiritual message of the Bhagavad Gita
in pure English." 

(Source:  Neera Kashyap's wonderful article in October - December
2008 issue of Mountain Path.) 

Arunachala Siva.