Friday, 7 June 2013

"So many big men have committed mistake about Bhagavad gita"-SP

Hare Krsna to all
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Below is a short talk by Srila Prabhupada where he easily explains how Bhagavad gita
is so often misunderstood, even by so called great scholars, or even devotees as well.
He also gives the simple formula in three steps how to understand Bhagavad Gita.
Hare Krsna
Damaghosa das
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Prabhupada: Yes, actually without listening, so many big, big men,
they have committed mistake about Bhagavad-gita
. Even Gandhi, he says
that "I do not believe that there was a person, Krsna, ever living."
Just see. What to speak of others
. (Hindi) Without listening from the
right source, even a personality like Gandhi will commit mistake, what
to speak of others. Similarly, Dr. Radhakrishnan has committed so many
mistake. So big, big scholars, they're trying to study Bhagavad-gita,
but they cannot understand
. Therefore Krsna says, tad viddhi
pranipatena pariprasnena sevaya. You first prepare yourself to
surrender, pranipata
, pranipata--prakrsta-rupena nipata. Without any
reservation, surrender, pranipatena, by the surrendering process, and
pariprasnena, by enquiring from the authority. Because it is not very
easy to understand Krsna. Manusyanam sahasresu kascid yatati siddhaye.
Out of many, many million persons one try to understand, one trying to
become perfect, siddhaye. Siddhi means perfection.
So yatatam api
siddhanam: "Those who have attained siddhi, perfection, out of many
such siddhas," kascid mam vetti tattvatah, "maybe one man can
understand Me
." The first of all to become siddha. Then, after
becoming siddha, one may understand Krsna or he may not. Actually it
is very difficult to understand Krsna. But you can understand Krsna if
you adopt this process: pranipatena, pariprasnena, sevaya--three
You have to go to a person where you can surrender, not to a
bogus person or one who is not competent to accept your surrender
. And
then you make question that "Krsna says like this. What is the meaning
of this?" Manusyanam sahasresu kascid yatati... And sevaya. Three
things required: first of all surrender, and then question, and seva
.You cannot question by challenging. You have to render service and
surrender. Between the two, pranipata and sevaya, there is pariprasna.
Then you will understand.
Upadeksyanti tad jnanam jnaninah
tattva-darsinah. Tattva-darsi, one who has seen the truth, he can
enlighten you. This is the process. Otherwise, even Gandhi, Dr.
Radhakrishnan, Vivekananda, all they have committed mistake
Aurobindo. Aurobindo has understood little to some extent, but not
fully. But if we are fortunate enough, then we can understand Krsna
very easily
. What is that? Krsna says, mattah parataram nanyat kincid
asti dhananjaya. "My dear Dhananjaya, Arjuna, there is no more
superior truth than Me." So if we accept that, either you say blindly
or conscientiously, then that is perfection
. Krsna says, bahunam
janmanam ante jnanavan mam prapadyate: "After many, many births of
philosophical speculation, when one actually becomes wise, jnani,
jnanavan, full of knowledge, then the result is mam prapadyate: he
surrenders unto Me." Why surrender? Now, vasudevah sarvam iti--he
understands that Krsna is everything
. Sa mahatma su-durlabhah: "Such
mahatma is very rare." That I was... we were discussing that there are
so many religious system in the world, but hardly they have got any
clear conception of God. I have asked so many gentlemen belonging to
different types of religion that "What is the clear conception of

1 comment:

  1. Jai Srila Prabhupada!
    Yes, only a person who is sudurlabah mahatma and siddha purusha like Srila Prabhupad can understand, explain and give Krishna to others. On this there is no doubt. Sarvam etat ritam manye...patita pavana Srila Prabhupad ki jai! My Lord you are like a sun and others are just glow worms in front of You.

    Svarat dasanudas