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Bhagavad Gita Saram - 6
« on: May 04, 2009, 04:43:51 PM »
And it is only after knowing the Being, can one act without desire.
Bhagavan Ramana affirmed that it is only a Jnani who can be a good
Karma Yogi, renouncing the desire and fruits of all actions.  So included in His selection of the 42 verses, is the Gita's unequivocal
verse, "Even as a burning fire burns all fire into ashes, the fire of
eternal wisdom burns into ashes all works," (4.37), purifying them in the fire of wisdom so 'his works bind him not.'  Since Karma Yoga
is integral to the Bhagavad Gita, Juan Mascaro, [the translator]
in the introduction in his poetic and moving translation of the Gita
connects karma with bhakti.  Writes Mascero:  "All life is action,
but every little finite action should be a surrender to the Infinite....
every little work in life, however humble, can become an act of creation and therefore a means salvation, because in all true creation
we reconcile the finite with the Infinite, hence the joy of pure

And connecting karma with jnana , he writes, "When vision is pure
and when ceation is pure, there is always joy."

After giving primary significance to the state of the man of self
realization and next to the paths that lead to it -- the yoga of bhakti
and the yoga of jnana, Bhagavan Ramana then places emphasis on
the Self --- the eternal Spirit.  As in the Upanishads, the selection
highlights the eternal and immutable aspects of the Spirit.  It also
highlights its omnipresence, its indestructibility, its immovablity,
its ever-oneness.  It is interwoven in creation, present in man and
in all.  It dwells in matters but is pure from the touch of matter just
as the omnipresent ether is pure because it is intangible.

(Source: As indicated before.)

Arunachala Siva.